COVID-19: ICE claims it is testing all incoming detainees for COVID-19 at 22 detention centers nationwide. ICE houses all new arrivals separately from the general population for 14 days after their arrival and monitors them for symptoms.
April 6, 2020
Previously, ICE instituted screening guidance for new detainees who arrive at facilities to identify those who meet CDC’s criteria for epidemiological risk of exposure to COVID-19. ICE previously isolated detainees with fever and/or respiratory symptoms who meet these criteria and observed them for a specified time period.
Prior ICE Guidance on COVID-19: Detention
All incoming ICE detainees at Krome to be tested as coronavirus cases in detention surge
In a June 2020 court filing, ICE claimed that all detainees newly booked at the Krome Processing Center and 21 other ICE detention facilities nationwide would be tested for COVID-19.
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