COVID-19 safety measures in place at Porter County’s jail, juvenile center: No positive cases reported since April

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Chicago Tribune on 11/26/2020 by Amy Lavalley

Efforts including isolation upon intake and limiting arrests are keeping COVID-19 from returning to the Porter County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center even as the number of cases continues to rise in the community, officials for both facilities said.

The jail reported its first cases of the virus in the spring after a cook at the jail was sick and didn’t know and exposed inmate workers to the virus, said Sheriff David Reynolds, adding at one point, 40 or so inmates were in isolation because they had the virus.