Crawford County jail

SAEGERTOWN — Crawford County Correctional Facility is dealing with two COVID-19 positive cases among inmates.

Warden Jack Greenfield confirmed two cases late this morning.

Greenfield told the Tribune both inmates, both men, have been quarantined in separate cells away from the general population for several days.

One inmate was booked into the jail Jan. 2 and told jail staff he had tested positive, Greenfield said. That was confirmed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Greenfield said.

The inmate has been in quarantine since arriving Jan. 2 and will do so for 21 days, Greenfield said. The inmate will have to test negative for COVID-19 before being released into the general population.

A second inmate, who had been at the jail, began exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms Jan. 6, Greenfield said. That inmate was placed in a quarantine cell Jan. 6 and tested for COVID-19 that day. That test result became known Saturday.

None of the jail’s 83 full- and part-time staff have tested positive, Greenfield told the Tribune.

Greenfield added that the majority of jail staff have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination shots. Some jail staff are scheduled to receive their second round of vaccination in the coming days.

See Wednesday’s print edition of The Meadville Tribune or check later with meadvilletribune.com for more details.

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