Bergen County Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Update

Bergen County Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Update

May 12, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Sheriff Anthony Cureton has directed the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office to provide statistical information related to COVID-19 on a weekly basis for the duration of the stay-at-home order issued by County and State Officials to keep the general public informed about the agency’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

Updates since May 5

Eight more Bergen County Sheriff’s Office staff members have received medical clearance to return to work including one corrections officer who recovered from COVID-19. It has been three weeks since a member of the Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19.

BSCO Staff Currently COVID-19 Positive

Corrections Officers Sheriff’s Officers Bureau of Police Services Jail Nursing Staff
9 1 0 1

BCSO Staff in Quarantine

Corrections Officers Sheriff’s Officers Bureau of Police Services Jail Nursing Staff
                       1 0 0 0

*Quarantine is defined as individuals who may have had close contact of ten minutes or more with an individual

who tested positive.

 

BCSO Staff Returning to Work

Corrections Officers Sheriff’s Officers Bureau of Police Services Jail Nursing Staff
32 9 0 4

*Includes staff medically cleared after previously testing positive and staff returning from quarantine after having close contact with an individual who tested positive.

 

Bergen County Jail Population Currently COVID-19 Positive

County Inmates I.C.E. Detainees Total Positive Tests Total Recovered
0 0 3 2

The three positive cases include:

40-year-old Salvadorian national in ICE custody at the BCJ, tested on Thursday, March 26 – has since recovered and been medically cleared to return to general population 54-year-old county inmate, tested on Saturday, March 28 31-year-old Mexican national in ICE detainee, tested on Monday, March 23 – was released on Thursday, March 26 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Bergen County Jail Population Currently Monitored in Isolation

County Inmates I.C.E. Detainees
2 1

County Inmates and I.C.E. Detainees are monitored in isolation for possessing one or more of the following symptoms – upper respiratory infection, body aches, fatigue, headache, loss of taste and smell. The Bergen County Jail medical staff monitors a wide range of symptoms as this virus manifests differently from one person to another.

Jail Population Releases

County Inmates I.C.E. Detainees
138 127

 

Jail Population

County Inmates I.C.E. Detainees
232 121

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