Jail now has new protocols following discovery of Covid

New Covid-19 protocols have been implemented at the Mariposa County Jail after two inmates tested positive recently — the first recorded at the facility since the onset of the pandemic.

One of those inmates died as a result of the illness.

Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said on Monday his department now has the new protocols, which include testing everyone at the jail daily — including the staff members.

The issue came to light not only with the death of inmate Stephanie Augsburg...

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