Federal Judge Orders COVID Testing At California Immigration Detention Center

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A federal judge is ordering coronavirus testing at a California immigration detention center. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said yesterday that U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has not taken the necessary safety measures at the Mesa Verde Detention Center in Bakersfield. The judge added that officials have avoided widespread testing of staff and detainees. At least 9 detainees and 14 staff members have tested positive for the virus.