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Since March 2020, the WCSO has implemented targeted action to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in the jails and public access facilities around Wayne County.  Continuous sanitization, health safety mandates and nasal swab testing for personnel and inmates are among several measures that have resulted in low infection rates garnering national attention for the agency. 

In a news report focusing on jails in the region facing litigation over mitigation efforts, WC Jails were cited as exemplary, specifically “…Wayne County Jail’s COVID-19 Protocols have been held up by the CDC as an exemplary model.”

Wayne County Chief Judge Timothy Kenny has worked closely with Chief of Jails Robert Dunlap and other jail officials to ensure that as many inmates as possible can be released (as long as they meet specific criteria with regard to public safety). Reduced inmate population—along with bi-weekly mandatory covid testing (on-site and driveup) and vaccinations for personnel—are helping to keep positive cases in Wayne County jails, courts and administrative offices to a minimum.

Review the report from WXYZ by clicking on the link below:

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