Metro Taking Extra Safety Precautions At CCDC

No COVID-19 Cases Reported At The Jail

Mitch Kelly
March 25, 2020 - 7:54 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is taking every precaution to prevent the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into its inmate population at the Clark County Detention Center. At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the jail.

“CCDC, which averages a population of about 3,500 inmates a day at its central detention center and North Valley Complex, has long had infectious disease protocols in place to screen incoming inmates for possible illnesses and pathogens”, said Assistant Sheriff Chris Jones, in charge of Law Enforcement Administration and Detention Group.

“Our facilities have a full-time medical care team comprised of doctors, nurses and EMTs,” Jones said. “They are fully capable of helping us prevent the spread of disease within our correctional facilities.”

All inmates booked into jail go through a medical intake process, which includes checking their temperature and any signs of illness or infectious disease.

As a result of COVID-19, if an inmate is exhibiting signs of possible infection, they will be evaluated for electronic monitoring release, house arrest or detained in isolation.

CCDC recently canceled all in-person visitation, but some official visitors — including attorneys, social workers, law enforcement, psychiatrists, bail or bonding workers, subpoena services and house arrestees — are still allowed to visit from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with inmates via video