HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials confirmed five cases of mumps in the county jail on Friday evening.
A statement released by County Executive Jim Tedesco's office said that the Bergen County Department of Health Services, which serves as the jail's health officer, has not found any additional cases and a sixth suspected case was negative.
The jail was placed was placed under quarantine Tuesday as officials investigate suspected cases of mumps among the inmates.
During a press conference Tuesday evening, County Executive Jim Tedesco said the first case was discovered a day earlier at the facility
Tedesco also said all inmates and staff are being screened and officials will monitor everyone to determine if further testing is needed. Also, officials ordered 1,000 doses of the MMR vaccine for jail staff and inmates.
If no new cases are discovered, officials said the quarantine will be over by July 6.
Until then, no additional inmates will be accepted at the jail and inmates who would have been sent to the facility will instead go to Hudson County Jail, according to the county executive.
Attorneys and visitors can still go to the jail, but they won’t be given direct access to the inmates, he said.