One new COVID-19 case notification for Criminal Justice facility

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – One new COVID-19 case was confirmed late yesterday evening at the Garfield County Criminal Justice community corrections facility in Rifle. No new case notifications have come in as of this release today.

Currently, there are a total of nine positive cases; three staff members and six clients. All three staff have been released to quarantine away from the facility, and all six clients have been either furloughed or transferred to parole for quarantine. Previous to last weekend, correction staff reports the facility had not been notified of any positive COVID-19 cases in clients or staff during the pandemic.

A Rapid Response Team from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) completed testing on all remaining staff and current clients at midday today. CDPHE has collected the samples to test at the state lab.

One new COVID-19 case notification for Criminal Justice facility