103 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Milwaukee County House of Corrections

Milwaukee County House of Correction
Posted at 12:27 PM, Apr 22, 2020

Over 100 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections.

As of Tuesday, 103 House of Corrections inmates were confirmed to have coronavirus, while 22 people tested negative and 10 have recovered.

Only one person is confirmed to have the virus in the Milwaukee County Jail, but there are 90 cases still pending.

Of those who tested positive are four employees at the House of Corrections and one at the county jail.

There are currently no cases in the Milwaukee County Youth Detention.

The county says they have implemented changes in the facility to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Those changes include:

  • Allowing single-occupant cells at the jail
  • Limiting new jail admissions - no standalone misdemeanor arrests will result in the immediate transfer of individuals to the local county jail
  • Cleaning and sanitizing dorms at the House of Corrections three times per day, instead of only once as it was before the pandemic
  • Screening every youth who comes to the Division of Youth and Family Services by taking their temperature
  • Placing inmates who have tested positive or who are symptomatic in quarantine dorms at the House of Corrections

For more information, visit the county website.

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