(The data below summarizes efforts completed only in 2023.)
Total Number of Tests and Re-tests
Distribution of Positive Cases
COVID-19 - Cause of Death
COVID-19 - Contributory Cause of Death
2023 COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Total Number of Vaccines Administered
Total Number of Vaccine Refusals
Distribution of Vaccines Administered
Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Administered
Moderna Vaccines Administered
Pfizer Vaccines Administered
COVID-19 FACILITY Efforts
All patients/inmates entering any MCSO jail undergo supplemental screening to determine the presence of COVID-19 symptoms or a history of recent contacts with COVID-19 positive individuals.
All patients/inmates at Intake, Transfer, and Release (ITR) are offered testing for COVID-19 upon processing for entry into any of the MCSO jail facilities.
Patients/inmates with a positive test result are placed in Medical Observation/Isolation.
Patients/inmates with a negative test result are placed in general population.
Any patient/inmate from a general population housing unit who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is placed in Medical Observation/Isolation and is offered testing. If the patient/inmate tests positive, then all individuals in the general population housing unit are placed under Quarantine status and offered testing.
CHS recommends that patients/inmates in Medical Observation/Isolation be placed on ’Movement Restriction’ status.
Medical Observation/Isolation - Patients/inmates in Medical Observation/Isolation should not be allowed to leave their housing units. Movement should be limited to emergencies or releases. All patients/inmates must wear a mask when leaving the housing unit.
Patients/inmates at higher risk for complications from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis (age ≥ 65, immunocompromised, or with a chronic condition) may be housed in the Infirmary. Patients/inmates receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.
According to the CDC, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. Most people who become ill with COVID-19 will be able to recover with supportive care. Patients/inmates receive supportive care to help relieve their symptoms. Patients/inmates with severe COVID-19 disease requiring hospitalization management are sent out to the hospital.
Patients’/inmates’ safety is a high priority for CHS. Therefore, those patients/inmates with severe COVID-19 disease requiring a higher level of care are sent to the hospital. Inpatient management focuses on the treatment and supportive management of the most common complications from severe cases of COVID-19 including, but not limited to:
As part of CHS discharge planning, and before release from custody, all patients/inmates in Medical Observation/Isolation are educated regarding COVID-19. Education and instructions include but are not limited to the following:
The number of quarantine days remaining until completion of the protocol,
To follow-up with a provider in the community if symptoms develop or worsen (fever, shortness of breath, cough), and
To stay at home in isolation for ten (10) days after testing positive for COVID-19, with three (3) days symptoms free.
Patients are also recommended to follow up with Public Health.
Patients/inmates who are released before a positive test result or before the completion of their isolation period are referred to Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) for continued shelter and medical care.