Madison, IN—According to Sheriff David Thomas, on Wednesday, April 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department received lab confirmation that one of our jail officers tested positive for COVID-19. The officer last reported for duty on the evening of Wednesday, April 15.During the COVID-19 screening process in our COVID-19 Checkpoint, the officer was found to meet criteria devised by the jail medical staff and based on CDC recommendations which denied him access into the facility. The officer was immediately sent home without ever entering the facility. The jail officer did not have close contact with any inmates or jail staff for more than 48 hours prior to his presentation of symptoms according to Sheriff Thomas.The Jefferson County Jail is taking extra precautions to keep staff and inmates safe. This includes all the officers wearing gloves and masks as necessary and all areas are being cleaned often and in accordance with CDC recommendations. They also have multiple handwashing stations available to workers and inmates and hand sanitizer.The Sheriff has also waived all medical co-pays for any inmate who may present COVID-19 symptoms. According to Sheriff Thomas, officials are screening all new book-ins and quarantining them for 14 days prior to transferring them to the cell blocks.
Related A former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira has died at the age of 25 from a suspected heart attack.Teixeira joined Stoke in 2014 having had trials at a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester City. However, the Brazilian’s time in England was blighted by injury and he made only two substitute appearances for Stoke in three years at the club.Stoke City in a statement said, “The thoughts of all at Stoke City are with his family and friends.”After his arrival at FC Sheriff in February, Teixeira made 10 appearances for the club as he helped guide them to win the Moldovan National Division title.Teixeira was in his native, Brazil when he was taken ill and he died on Sunday after a suspected heart attack, according to his current club, FC Sheriff, a Moldovan team who are playing in the Europa League this season.