Nine LaSalle County Jail inmates tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.
LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton said several inmates from the one of the cell blocks complained they did not feel well on September 9th. The cell block was locked down and Covid-19 tests were conducted.
It was announced that nine individuals from that cell block had tested positive for Covid-19 on September 11th.
Templeton said jail staff and medical staff are once again conducting a process of deep cleaning the entire jail to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
All staff members are required to wear personal protective equipment and all inmates are required to wear masks during any movement throughout the facility.
Templeton said at this time the outbreak is contained to a specific pod in the jail.