After almost two years of successfully preventing any Covid cases among the prisoners at the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex (ACCACC), the Omicron variant has infected about a dozen people at the center as of yesterday.
County Solicitor Molly Mudd said multiple people at the prison have tested positive including several staff members and about 10 inmates in two of the jail’s male housing units.
Following CDC guidelines the infected prisoners are in isolation and will remain so until 10 days after the last positive Covid test result for anyone in the group.
All visitation at the jail has been cancelled and the Adams County Re-Entry Center will be closed until further notice.
“We’re not quite sure what the source of the infections are,” said Mudd. “It may be a staff member that’s COVID positive but asymptomatic.
“We were successful for keeping delta out for two years for which I give warden Katy Hileman a lot of credit, aid Mudd.
Mudd said at least some prisoners were not vaccinated. “We don’t have any power to force them to get vaccinated. All staff and prisoners have the opportunity to get vaccinations and boosters.”