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COVID-19 Cluster at DCSO Facility

For Immediate Release:

COVID-19 CLUSTER AT DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FACILITY IN SOUTHEAST NASHVILLE

Health Department plans testing tomorrow of inmates and staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Public Health Department (MPHD) notified the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) of 48 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Correctional Development Center-Male (CDM), 5113 Harding Place. Monday, the DCSO reported one positive inmate and 103 on housing restriction. The 48 new positive cases were part of the restriction numbers reported yesterday and have been in medical isolation since June 15. As a result of this cluster of positive tests, the MPHD plans to test all 502 inmates and approximately 100 staff at the CDM beginning tomorrow.

All COVID-19 testing, medical housing of inmates, and staff guidelines are at the direction of the MPHD.

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