July 22, 2020 | Current Cases Social Share
COVID-19 Correctional Officer Death
A correctional officer at North Kern State Prison died after contracting COVID-19 while working inside of the prison. Chain | Cohn | Clark is representing the family in their workers’ compensation death case.
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association told local media in statement: “We committed to fighting this disease in our institutions. We are disappointed that the department has issued conflicting and sometimes confusing guidelines that created dysfunction and outright failure at some institutions. We have purchased and distributed PPE to our members statewide. Officers who test positive or exhibit symptoms should be placed on administrative leave and their identities and medical status will be protected.”
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