Prieto Refunjol v. Adducci (S.D. Ohio) - Immigration PI Partial Grant - COVID-19 Positive Release
PI granted release on condition of self-quarantine for 13 immigration detainees most at risk of irreparable harm with the following medical conditions: immunocompromised due to cancer treatment; hypertension; asthma; diabetes; hypertension; history of breathing issues; chronic hepatitis C; immunocompromised due to shingles; obesity; 66 years old; hypertension; COPD; and lung damage. Some of the 13 had tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of April. The Court rejected the Respondents' argument that COVID-19-positive detainees should not be released into their community. PI denied for 8 detainees who had not provided sufficient evidence that they are at high risk for severe complications due to their medical history, 7 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of April or had been presumed positive.
Prieto Refunjol v. Adducci (Prieto Refunjol II), No. 20-cv-2099-SDM-CMV, 2020 WL 2487119 (S.D. Ohio May 14, 2020)
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