October 21, 2021

Cayuga County jail inmate infected

Cayuga County Seal

AUBURN — The Cayuga County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an inmate who was previously housed at Auburn Correctional Facility.

The inmate was transferred from Auburn Correctional Facility to another site last week. The Health Department was notified in the late afternoon Sunday of the laboratory-confirmed result.

The Cayuga County Health Department is working with Auburn Correctional Facility to inform the staff at Auburn Correctional Facility who were within 6 feet of contact of the confirmed case. Those staff members will be placed into mandatory quarantine and monitored daily.

Household members of the staff who are now under mandatory quarantine are being asked to continue to perform social distancing. This means stay at home, retain a 6 foot distance from the quarantined person and other household members as able, and leave home only for necessary services such as the pharmacy or grocery store.