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Update on COVID-19 Cases at Cook County Jail

March 24, 2020

As part of its ongoing effort to inform the public of measures being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 within the Cook County Department of Corrections (DOC), the office will provide regular updates on the number of detainees who have been confirmed positive, the number... [Read More]

Detainees Test Positive for COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced that two detainees have tested positive for COVID-19. The detainees tested positive on Monday, March 23, and are currently being held in isolation cells at Cermak Health Services, where they have been housed since exhibiting flu-l... [Read More]

Correctional Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

March 22, 2020

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today announced that a correctional officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The correctional officer, who had recently worked in the Residential Treatment Unit and Cermak Hospital, is in isolation at home. The Sheriff’s Office used vide... [Read More]