Lieutenant John Hill, Public Information Officer of California Men’s Colony sent the following response to hearing reports of local media outlets reporting cases of COVID-19 in CMC population.

“Yesterday and today, I have received unconfirmed reports of local media outlets broadcasting stories about two (2) California Men’s Colony inmates testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. That is not true. As of this moment, the California Men’s Colony has not had any inmates test positive for COVID-19. If the reports I am receiving are incorrect, please disregard this message. I just want to quash any rumors or concerns before they start.

Thank you all for your time.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this time we find ourselves in.”

To date, The Paso Robles Press has not received any reports of positive cases in CMC.