Bernalillo County detox goes into quarantine - Albuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County detox goes into quarantine

(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

The Bernalillo County CARE Campus has temporarily stopped accepting clients and initiated quarantine measures after discovering a recently discharged detox client is at “potential risk” for COVID-19.

The client started the detox program on June 19 and was asymptomatic during their three-day stay, according to a county news release.

The client was discharged from detox at 10 a.m. Tuesday, but a health care provider subsequently notified the facility that the client came up positive on a rapid-result COVID-19 test, according to a county spokesman.

“As we are aware, rapid tests are not 100% accurate, but we are taking the precautions as if it is a true positive,” spokesman Evan Gonzales told the Journal in an email.

Clients and employees at the Southeast Albuquerque CARE Campus who had contact with the client are being tested for COVID-19 and following quarantine procedures, the county said.

The CARE Campus offers a range of services for those grappling with substance abuse, including a detoxification program, a 23-hour observation service for those sobering up, and on-site living quarters for people who want support after getting clean.

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