Mercer County Correction Center Reports Positive COVID-19 Case of Staff Member

Employee Hasn’t Been at Facility Since March 20

TRENTON — The Mercer County Correction Center today announced an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been at work since Friday, March 20, 2020, and the positive test was returned on March 26, 2020.

At this time there are no positive cases of COVID-19 among other employees or inmates, and all individuals with access to the facility are being strictly monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus. The jail continues to follow the guidance provided by the Mercer County Health Officer as it relates to the safety of employees and inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing has been completed and impacted colleagues of the employee are being contacted to arrange for mandatory testing and self-quarantine. Through an ongoing collaborative effort that includes the Judges, Court Administration, the Public Defender and the State Attorney General’s Office, 17 inmates were approved by the Courts for release and physically discharged by the jail as of March 26, 2020. Mercer County Correction Center’s daily count is currently about 280 inmates. The facility has capacity for approximately 850 inmates.

As is anticipated with community spread, there is an expectation that COVID-19 will soon impact not only county facilities and departments, but the entire region. The Mercer County Correction Center has procedures in place to quarantine any number of individuals in the event of further spread.

The statewide count as of Sunday is 13,386 cases and 161 deaths, according to the NJDOH.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

3,020 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

2,169 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

1,227 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

974 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

938 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

896 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

870 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

831 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

759 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

556 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

295 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

202 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

163 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

142 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

93 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

72 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

66 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

56 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

24 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

11 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

9 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

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