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.