Two inmates at the Porter County Jail have
tested positive for COVID-19, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police is
Both are “currently in stable condition” and
“have been quarantined in medical isolation within the facility,” the PCSP
said in a statement released after deadline on Monday.
No staff members have tested positive.
“It is unknown how the inmates contracted the
virus and that is currently under investigation,” the PCSP said. “Both
inmates were living in the same population area. Inmates who were previously
housed in the same living quarters as the subjects were placed on quarantine
status and are being monitored 24/7 by staff. The housing area was
immediately sanitized and is continually being sanitized twice daily.”
In addition, 15 other inmates were tested for
COVID-19 on Monday by an Indiana State Department of Health strike team.
“The health and safety of our public, inmates,
and staff are our first priorities,” the PCSP. “We want to assure the
community that our jail has been preparing for the virus since the pandemic
was declared approximately four weeks ago. If you have a family member or
loved one who works at our office or is temporarily living in our facility,
know that we are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the
virus. We are working with the Porter County Health Department and local
officials through this process.”