A corrections officer whose most recent shift at the county jail in Riverside was on March 14 has tested positive for COVID-19. The officer, whose name was not released, “had limited contact with the jail’s inmate population,” due to the nature of his assignment, said Sgt. Paul Spinella, a spokesman for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate population is still being monitored for signs of the novel coronavirus. All staff members who came in contact with the officer have been asked by the sheriff to self-quarantine.
All on-site visits with prisoners have been indefinitely suspended, but attorneys can still see their clients.