‘I’m the Only One Doing It’: The Cal Law Student Tracking COVID-19 Cases at Santa Rita Jail

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‘I’m the Only One Doing It’: The Cal Law Student Tracking COVID-19 Cases at Santa Rita Jail

Published by KQED

On Dec. 23, just two days before Christmas, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail shot up from five to 56, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office reported in an easily overlooked post on Twitter.

Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the jail, says it’s the second outbreak at the facility since the pandemic began, despite a set of protocols in place to ward off the virus.