Milwaukee, WI (April 19th, 2020) On Sunday, April 19, the Milwaukee County Jail’s contracted medical provider reported that one individual detained in the jail, and one individual released from the jail on Sunday, have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither individual displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while in custody.


The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the medical provider are conducting rigorous contact tracing. Additionally, MCSO and the medical provider are working closely with the Milwaukee Health Department to ensure that all treatment, isolation, and quarantine protocols adhere to established best practices. MCSO continues to maintain rigorous screening, social distancing, and single-cell housing consistent with public health and medical guidance.


Please direct inquiries to MCSO Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement Faithe Colas at (414) 639-5506 or


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