San Quentin Dentists Contributed To COVID Spread
California authorities shut down the prison's dental clinic, citing its role in spreading coronavirus in the facility.
San Francisco Chronicle:
State Halts Operations At San Quentin Dental Clinic, Citing COVID-19 Hazard
The state’s workplace safety regulator has ordered San Quentin’s dental clinic to cease many of its operations, citing practices that have “contributed to the spread” of COVID-19 in the state prison. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health order comes after a massive coronavirus outbreak at the Marin County facility, which has to date infected more than 2,200 incarcerated men and 277 employees and killed 26 prisoners and one correctional sergeant. (Cassidy, 9/3)
California Prison's Dental Clinic Cited For COVID-19 Risks
The prison in the San Francisco Bay Area is the California lockup hit hardest by the coronavirus. More than 2,200 inmates — about two-thirds of the prison population — have been infected, along with nearly 300 employees. Twenty-six inmates — including several on death row — have died from confirmed or suspected infections. (9/4)