To date Marion County Deteniton Center has had no cases of COVID-19 in staff or inmates. 


Facility response and infection prevention/control procedures
  1. March 11, 2020
    After a conference call with state officials, Jailer Brady ordered the immediate implementation of oncoming staff and new intake temperature checks.
  2. March 20 - 26, 2020
    Department of Corrections orders halt on jail to jail transfers. Telemdicine doctor visits started. Additional hand sanitizer stations installed through facility. All staff instructed to wear face masks inside the facility. Additional soap issued to inmates for hand washing.
  3. March 12, 2020
    All community service work crews stopped. All public access to the interior of the facility was stopped. COVID-19 protocols were developed and posted for staff and inmates. Posted Contained Environment sign. Increased facility sanitization and disinfecting.
  4. March 27 - April 2, 2020
    Second list of medically high risk inmates sent to DOC. Day shift booking reduced to one staff to reduce exposure to inmates. Inmate hair cuts suspended. Fourteen day quarantine cells identified. Discontinued all in person administrative meetings.
  5. March 13 - 19, 2020
    On campus, outside work details stopped. Random, inmate temperature checks started. Inmate class size restricted to follow social distancing. Inmate education on COVID-19 guidelines. Last on-site doctor visit. Medically high risk inmate list sent to DOC. Lobby doors locked, began 3 day incoming mail quarantine. Free remote visits for inmates started.
  6. April 3 - 9, 2020
    Additional cells opened for quarantine use if needed. all releases sent to medical for COVID-19 education and temperature check before release. Remote religious services begun. Video court begun. Issued hand sanitizer to all staff.
  7. April 10 - 16, 2020
    Additional COVID-19 posters posted throughout facility. Received first Governor's sentence commutation list. All staff issued cloth face masks.
  8. April 17 - May 1, 2020
    Inmate sewing detail began to make cloth masks for inmate population. Continued sanitization of facility. Diligent focus on sanitizing in high traffic areas. Weekly in cell COVID-19 and mental health classes started. Increased random temperature checks of staff and inmates to twice daily. Electronic mail service started.