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Omicron expected to continue well into February

January 24,2022 — The covid outbreak at the jail continues, with 62 cases among the inmates in the last two weeks. Some have recovered in custody, while others have been permitted to finish their isolation periods at home, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Forty-five inmates with covid remain in the jail. Covid testing is now part of the intake process, and new inmates are quarantined for ten days. Inmates and staff are tested twice a week with antigen, or rapid tests. Since last month, 29 jail employees have also tested positive. According to the sheriff’s office, staff and inmates have reported only minor symptoms. At Friday’s covid briefing, Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren said that, in addition to the jail, there is also an outbreak at an elder care facility in Ukiah. Audio of "Omicron expected to continue well into February"