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    July 20, 2020

    CALIPATRIA — An official with the Imperial County Public Health Department said staff there have worked closely with Calipatria State Prison (CAL) staff to respond quickly to the recent discovery of several inmates who are positive for COVID-19.

    ICPHD epidemiologist Paula Kriner said that upon receiving a positive test result for an inmate on July 10, Calipatria prison staff reached out to the Public Health Department to assist with testing all of the inmates in the unit who may have been exposed to the case.