March 26, 2020 – The Dane County Jail currently has 8 inmates in quarantine, after they presented with fevers. The 8 inmates, all males, are now in segregation cells in the Public Safety Building (PSB). Jail medical staff are coordinating COVID-19 testing.
An additional 9 inmates, who at some point had contact with some who are in quarantine, have been removed from the general population and are being housed in a dormitory in the Public Safety Building. None of these men are exhibiting symptoms.
Several areas of the jail, including the laundry, recreational area and kitchen, have been sanitized using the Skytron UV emitters. The two Skytron UV emitters are typically used to sanitize medical facilities and are currently on loan to the Dane County Jail.
Deputies and jail medical staff will continue to monitor all of the inmates in the Dane County Jail for any illness, and will take all precautions necessary. As of today, the jail population is 549 across all three facilities (Ferris Center, PSB, and CCB). The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide updates on any new developments to the health and safety of those living and working in the jail.