Today I have received a lot of questions about the email that circulated today regarding the COVID vaccine. The wording that all staff are expected to get the vaccine has caused many to think it will be mandator. I spoke with Warden Johnson today about this email. He agreed with my interpretation that expected is not the same as mandatory. We also agreed that this is not happening right now and let’s wait until it comes before adding any stress to our already hectic lives. in case you were unaware, at HDSP alone, we have 84 staff out with positive COVID tests and quarantine. Of the 84, around 44 custody staff are positive and 5 non custody. I was also informed that Humboldt camp has 77 inmates positive for COVID. Humboldt is very remote and small. I believe HDSP has around 34 inmates that are positive at this time. Brothers and Sisters, regardless of your outlook on the virus, we all need to be diligent in our daily lives. Clean all that you can, and make sure the inmates are cleaning as well. Take precautions and let’s all work together to get through this. We will overcome this situation together. Take care of each other and be safe!