Jackson County Detention Center

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – The Jackson County Detention Center said they are going to start coronavirus testing of employees and inmates.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte, the Jackson County Detention Center will start mandatory COVID-19 testing of their employees Tuesday.

They will also be testing the inmates on Tuesday if they consent to a test.

“Inmates can’t be forced to test. We’re optimistic about inmates level of interest in test and their participation,” Forte said.

If any inmate refuses to take a test, the result will be to quarantine.

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