PICKAWAY- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is reporting 36 positive cases of Covid-19 that consist of both inmates and staff in Pickaway County. Currently there are 47 people who are in isolation inside the jail. This is a count from two institutions Correctional Reception Center and Pickaway Correctional Institution both are located in Northern Pickaway County.
The data also says that the jail is in full quarantine at this time. Pickaway County has more than half of the positive cases in all prisoners in Ohio, but Marion Correctional Institution leads the pack on reported tests on staff members at 34.
According to the report Pickaway Correctional Institution has 23 inmates, 10 staff members who have tested positive, and Correctional Reception Center has 1 prisoner and 2 staff members.
Yesterday Pickaway County Health reported 44 positive cases in the county.
According to the report, “Prisons may implement quarantine procedures when staff or inmates test positive. Quarantined facilities are operating under modified movement and the populations are being separated by unit along with other precautionary measures. Every inmate at these facilities is monitored daily and has their temperature taken along with a check for symptoms.”