Incident Date: 12-14-2020
Incident Time: 8 AM
Incident Location: Cumberland County Jail, Maine
Release Date: December 14, 2020
Release Time: 2 PM
Incident: Positive COVID Cases at Jail
Late yesterday, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office learned that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Due to our protocol, we immediately required Abbott testing of all individuals coming into work, who had worked on the affected individual’s “team” last week.
As a result of additional testing of the affected co-workers’ “teammates,” we found 3 other employees who tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, 22 employees who might have had contact with the affected officers were tested and all tested negative for COVID-19.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has a COVID response team comprised of Human Resources, Jail Command Staff, Emergency Management, and our Inmate Medical Services who are working very closely with the Maine CDC to identify and isolate any further spread of COVID-19.
Sheriff Kevin Joyce
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office