The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Communicable Disease Branch Corrections Team is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, jails and detention centers around the state – and, thanks to that effort, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is getting a grant of just under $112,000 to fight that fight.
It’s part of a North Carolina Jail Health Initiative that includes “a toolkit, strategies, education, technical assistance for participating correctional entities, and the collaboration and development of working relationships with stakeholders to establish credibility and a collaborative relationship to effect any needed change in the delivery of healthcare services.”
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded the grant of $111,538 as part of a two-year agreement that requires the department to conduct more COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 education and training.
The money will also go toward the purchase of personal protective gear that helps prevent transmission of the disease.
According to the guidelines of the contract, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department will increase the number of COVID-19 tests from 167 per month to a minimum of 188 tests per month in the first year of the contract.
The department will also train staff and detainees on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
According to the grant agreement, all jail medical staff – and a minimum of half of all other jail staff – will participate in a training experience by November 1 of this year and will complete an additional training experience by the end of February 2023.
The training materials will require a minimum of one hour to complete and must pertain to COVID-19 or related infection prevention topics.
I heard uncle joe say that covid was over. Why waste $112k? Are you sure all that money will be used for covid since our competent president says it is over?
More money being thrown at a virus that has never been isolated and proven to exist. Money is being spent on tests that have a track record of false positives and masks which numerous studies have shown do more harm than good. The government sure loves to spend other people’s money on nonsense.
There’s Covid in the jail right now so why wait. There are inmates there that is very vulnerable to catching Covid because of medical issues.
You are an idiot. Billions of people impacted globally, and you think it is a conspiracy of …let me guess…Dr Fauci?
Well we wouldn’t want the precious little prisoners to catch the very horrid, horrible Chinese Disease would we?
They might feel poorly for a day or two. Heaven Forfend!
I have caught Covid twice. The first time was Delta and it put me in my bed for a couple of days with sweating chills, weakness, and no appetite (I lost 6lbs!). Eleven months later I got Omicron, and it was just the sniffles for a day.
So it was the flu the first time, and a passing cold the second time. And I’m pushing 60, and overweight a little.
I never was “vaccinated” and never will be. Some of my customers have developed Bell’s Palsy, suffered strokes (she’s only about 40), had a heart attack, and contracted a SECOND cancer. All of them took the poison in their arm.
THE “CURE” IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE. And it’s not a cure; not even an effective vaccine.
Dare to think for yourself.
Yet billions of people have received vaccine with no mass issues correlated to the vaccine….hmmmm. Austin must be crushed that billions haven’t died from the vaccine just to prove him wrong.
I don’t give a dead moose’s last $#!+.
This money is a true example of how wasteful the Government spending, as the true need it should be used for the salary of the deputies in the county. The day-to-day ones that go every day. The pay these dedicated people draw is not enough for what this job entails. Besides, the ones in jail Didn’t get there by accident, most worked hard to get there.
Putting $112K in the hands of Sherriff Clown is ill advised. He’ll buy everyone a ugly hat and boots. I do agree with the above comments about the real validity of this virus.