As part of the transmission prevention protocol established by the Secretary of Correction and Rehabilitation, Eduardo J. Rivera Juanatey, the agency managed to detect the presence of COVID-19 and isolate a summary, entered this past weekend. week at the Bayamón Income Center 705 .
“After testing the group of members admitted last weekend, as part of the protocol that is followed daily with all new admissions, one of these tested positive for the molecular test today . Immediately, the measures dictated by the protocol of care implemented since the beginning of the pandemic were put into effect and the summary was isolated. This is asymptomatic and in good health. The other members who also underwent the test upon admission, were negative. However, a second round of tests was carried out today as a preventive mechanism. They are all in isolation. Likewise, all those who may have had contact with the positive case were ordered to carry out the tests, "Rivera Juanatey said in writing.
He explained that the new income is not directly incorporated into the sentenced population, which that allows greater control for the prevention of contagion. According to the protocol, all new income is accessed through the Bayamón 705 Income Center. All are tested after arrival and remain in quarantine for 14 days in private modules . Summaries are only accepted in the modules for the 7-day period, and from the seventh day no additional summaries are entered into that module to begin the 14-day quarantine period. Once the quarantine has passed and the negative diagnosis of the virus has been confirmed for all the members of the module, they are relocated, in accordance with the need for spaces for new income. "This has been the mechanism used for the past four months since the emergency and, until today, there had been no positive case. Every day dozens of members of the free community are received at the Bayamón Income Center, "said the official.
" The protocols for attention and response to COVID-19 were specifically designed to detect and channel any positive case of COVID-19 and isolate it in time as a prevention mechanism. These protocols have helped us create a barrier to prevent the virus from reaching the population that we guard in our institutions. Thanks to the implementation of this protocol, we have been able to keep the population protected during the entire period of the emergency, "said the Secretary of Correction.
The 26-year-old man was transferred to the Correctional Medical Center, where he was activated to the health team to provide services in case they need them, as so far there have been no symptoms. It was placed in one of the negative pressure rooms to prevent the spread of the virus.