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COVID-19 cases increasing at California Men’s Colony 

–There were 50 reported positive cases of COVID-19 at the California Men’s Colony, including 43 inmates and 7 staff members,  as of Tuesday, and another 34 inmates testing positive on Wednesday morning, bring the total number of cases to 84.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reportedly said that the prison cleans and sanitizes common spaces regularly, follows isolation and quarantine protocols, has issued face coverings to all inmates and employees and requires that they wear them. Also, any person entering the prison is screened for coronavirus symptoms.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reportedly says it is “aware of the cases and is working with the CMC on the outbreak.”

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