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Kent County Jail works to prevent COVID-19 Outbreak

Grand Rapids, Michigan

More than 800 inmates from all over Kent County dropped off by police officers who are in constant contact with every part of the community.

That’s the reality faced by Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young and her jail staff when it comes to protecting against the spread of coronavirus to jail inmates, corrections officers, police officers, and the public.

“If we aren’t doing our work, they obviously add an additional element of risk to the community at large,” LaJoye-Young said.

As coronavirus began to emerge, she put a plan together to keep the jail from becoming a source of the outbreak. It starts with the arresting officer.

We are proud to be working with Kent County Correctional Facility in the assist of lowing the spread of viruses.

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