While U.S. health officials say they expect the number of cases of coronavirus to climb dramatically in the coming days, Pinal County officials
took steps months ago to prevent an outbreak of the virus at the Adult Detention Center.
To date, there have been no suspected cases at the Florence jail, according to Lauren Reimer, public information officer of the Pinal County
Sheriff’s Office, which operates the facility.Wexford Health Sources, the medical services firm contracted by the county to provide inmate health care at the facility, expanded regular flu screening and assessment protocols for early detection of COVID-19 in late December, when coronavirus was first announced. Its staff will
continue screening for all respiratory viruses beyond u season to the end of year, Reimer said.

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