COVID-19 IN COUNTY JAILS



2021 COVID-19 Testing and Results 

(The data below summarizes efforts completed only in 2021.)

Updated 9/27/2021

Total Number of Tests and Re-tests 

43,842

Positive Results 

Distribution of Positive Cases

Active Cases 

In Custody 

77

Hospitalizations


Mortalities

COVID-19 - Cause of Death

0

COVID-19 - Contributory Cause of Death

1

2021 COVID - 19 Vaccination Efforts

Updated 9/27/2021

Total Number of Vaccines Administered

2,381

Total Number of Vaccine Refusals

Distribution of Vaccines Administered

Johnson & Johnson  
Vaccines Administered 

2,015

Moderna 
 Vaccines Administered 

366

Pfizer 
 Vaccines Administered 

0

COVID-19 FACILITY Efforts 


Patients/Inmates

  • All patients/inmates entering any MCSO jail undergo supplemental screening to determine the presence of COVID-19 symptoms or a history of recent contacts with COVID-19 positive individuals.
  • Patients/inmates with a positive supplemental screen are placed in Medical Observation/Isolation and offered testing for COVID-19.
  • Patients/inmates with a negative supplemental screen are placed by MCSO in ‘Cohort housing’ for fourteen (14) days and are monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 before going to the general population.
  • Any patient/inmate from a ‘Cohort housing’ unit who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is placed in Medical Observation/Isolation and is offered testing. If the patient/ inmate tests positive, the housing unit is placed under Quarantine and is offered testing. Additionally, all patients/inmates from the ‘Cohort housing’ who test positive are placed in Medical Observation/Isolation.
  • Any patient/inmate from a general population housing unit who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is placed in Medical Observation/Isolation and is offered testing. If the patient/ inmate tests positive, then all individuals in the general population housing unit are placed under Quarantine status and offered testing.
  1. Med. Obs./Isolation
  2. Quarantine
  3. Movement Restrictions
  4. Infirmary Care
  5. Treatment
  6. Hospitalizations
  7. Patient Education
  8. Released Patients/Inmates
  9. COVID-19 Deaths

Medical Observation/Isolation

Consistent with guidelines from the CDC and Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the following patients/inmates are placed in Medical Observation/Isolation for up to fourteen (14) days:

  • Patients/inmates who test positive for COVID-19,
  • Patients/inmates with a history of exposure to COVID-19 before incarceration,
  • Asymptomatic patients/inmates awaiting an elective hospital procedure, 
  • Asymptomatic patients/inmates awaiting early release through the ‘Reach Out’ program, and
  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.


COVID-19 NEWS 


  1. COVID-19

    Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

    There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading in Maricopa County. Read on...
  2. Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

    Maricopa County Invests $15M to Bring Domestic Violence Support Services into Community

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents. Read on...
  3. COVID-19-Update

    COVID-19 Update: Week of Sept. 20

    This week's County newsletter includes updates on COVID-19, West Nile Virus in the community, ways the County is working to reduce recidivism in jails, eviction assistance, and how Correctional Health helps support inmates struggling with mental health. Read on...

COVID-19 VIDEOS AND PRESS CONFERENCES