Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at ICE detention denter in Aurora

The ICE detention facility in Aurora is one of 22 new outbreaks reported by CDPHE this week.
The ICE detention facility in Aurora is one of 22 new outbreaks reported by CDPHE this week. (Photo by Alex Burness)

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in Aurora Wednesday, including the facility in their weekly outbreak report.

Though the data released Wednesday by CDPHE said that the facility’s outbreak was confirmed on May 30, the facility saw its first confirmed COVID-19 cases more than a week earlier.

Congressman Jason Crow, who represents Aurora in the U.S. House of Representatives, has had his office conduct weekly inspections of the facility since last July. According to the office’s weekly accountability reports, there were 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases among those detained at the facility as of May 28. At least five staff at the facility had tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 20.

Read more of the story at CPR.

Lindsay Fendt is a freelance reporter based in Denver whose work focuses on the environment and natural resources. She is currently an Alicia Patterson fellow working on a book about the rise of environmental murders worldwide.

1 COMMENT

  1. This is worrying news. Coronavirus is still at large, despite all the calming atmosphere born from, ironically, other serious problems. but if we look closely, it’s still a danger.
    https://corontine.live/
    I guess it’s still a long way to go.

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