Several NorCo corrections officers appeared at a Council meeting a few weeks ago to seek hazard pay for their work because they are experiencing a manpower shortage (again) and overtime mandates Though there's hazard pay available at Gracedale for staffers who come into direct contact with Covid residents, it's unlikely at the jail. Executive Lamont McClure pretty much ruled it out, though he told Council member Peg Ferraro that he's open to the idea of more frequent, albeit smaller, step increases. It's pretty difficult for me to tell you what's going on there because it is, after all, a jail. The County, however, released a statement on Monday with some salient details.
Total number of Covid-positive inmates from pandemic inception: 188
Total number of Covid-positive corrections officers from pandemic inception: 65
Current Covid-positive inmates or staff: 0
Total number of Covid tests administered at jail: 3,603
Current jail census: 569
Total number of vaccination clinics conducted at jail: 5
Services available at jail: Employment pre-release program, family answers
Inmates who were furloughed are being brought back.