Doña Ana County

COUNTY DETENTION CENTER INITIATES NEW ARRIVAL QUARANTINE

COUNTY DETENTION CENTER INITIATES NEW ARRIVAL QUARANTINE

The Doña Ana County Detention Center just began a new process to mitigate further spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

A 14-day quarantine area was designated within the facility to house new detainees who arrived on the same day.  They will be housed together, which will limit their interaction with other detainees who have not developed symptoms and have already been screened, further reducing the potential exposure risk for everyone in the facility. 

This includes new arrestees who have a negative COVID-19 screening and are asymptomatic, but may later develop COVID-19.  This new process will remain in place while the public health emergency is in effect.

The Detention Center has not had any positive COVID-19 cases and continues to conduct screenings of all detainees.

In addition, cleaning and disinfecting more thoroughly and more frequently have become part of the daily routine, aligned with industry standards.

Family members may schedule free calls and video visits from home, using a laptop or desktop computer, at www.legacyinmate.com/Prepaid.  Additional fee-based connections remain available, as well as texting, via www.gettingout.com.

Juvenile detainees will also have access to two free 10-minute phone calls, per week.  That facility lacks video visitation capabilities.  However, visits can be scheduled with a juvenile detainee by calling (575) 647-7680.

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