The method to vaccinate inmates on the Sumter County jail towards COVID-19 is now underway for many who need the shot.
SUMTER, S.C. — The method to vaccinate inmates on the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Heart towards the coronavirus is now underway.
In keeping with Sumter County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Adrienne Sarvis, medical workers on the jail have been working with the S.C. Division of Well being and Environmental Management (DHEC) to plan for the pictures.
“We’re at first levels of doing that and in addition within the strategy of getting a listing of names of inmates who could be all in favour of getting the vaccine,” Deputy Sarvis stated. “We’re not sure of what precisely which vaccine we might be getting proper now.”
Proper now, Sarvis stated, detention officers who select are receiving vaccinations from neighborhood suppliers, separate from the jail. It’s unclear if they are going to be given the choice to be vaccinated by way of the jail as soon as pictures can be found.
Whereas the planning course of continues, security measures are nonetheless in place for inmates and workers.
“As soon as an individual is definitely delivered to the detention heart, medical workers will meet them, their temperatures might be checked, they’ll be given a masks and, as soon as they’re truly booked in, they’ll be separated from the open inhabitants for about 14 days,” Deputy Sarvis stated.
As soon as they accomplished the two-week quarantine interval, Sarvis stated they’re eligible to hitch others within the facility with testing and sanitation taking place frequently.
In keeping with Sarvis, 9 inmates have examined constructive and 27 detention officers because the begin of the pandemic.