The prison comedian Bill Cosby is being housed in will soon begin screening employees and visitors for the deadly coronavirus after realizing one of the patients who tested presumptive-positive is a full-time prison guard stationed at SCI Phoenix, Your Content has exclusively learned.
“We understand the value of inmate visits, and we also understand that it’s likely that COVID-19 will eventually be present at one of our facilities — that is why we are enhancing our screening processes and sanitation statewide,” said Wetzel. “For those with an increased risk, we have developed an enhanced screening protocol that includes a questionnaire, taking one’s temperature and asking a series of questions. We are monitoring our entire system and individual facilities daily, and we are taking steps to protect our employees and our inmates — a large number of whom are elderly and vulnerable.”
According to sources close to the situation … at least one guard who works at the maximum security prison tested positive for the coronavirus.
As we previously reported, the prosecution against the comic icon was pressured to file charges hours after winning a heated election on Nov. 4, 2015, according to emails we’ve obtained.
DOC Secretary John Wetzel announced, effective tomorrow and until further notice, officials at SCI Phoenix will initiate an enhanced screening process for all visitors and employees.
Anyone exhibiting symptoms, who has had recent contact with anyone presumed positive for COVID-19 or anyone who denies being screened will be prohibited from entering the facility.
DOC and SCI Phoenix officials have decided to take these measures because the prison is located in Montgomery County where there are active COVID-19 cases.
This decision also was made due to the large numbers of prison employees, volunteers, visitors, elderly inmates, inmates who are immunocompromised, parole violators, new commits and internal DOC inmate transfers.
The recent widespread outbreak of the respiratory disease stemmed from a novel coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
The last several weeks have witnessed a series of riveting coverage for what has become a global pandemic. Your Content has followed the vital topics from readers throughout the nation, who provide us with first-hand content by the hour. Among our recent revelations: