Health Officials Investigate COVID Outbreak at Fayette County Jail

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH), in collaboration with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), continues to investigate an outbreak at the Fayette County Jail facility.

At this time, a total of 14 staff, 10 inmates, and 4 secondary contacts (close contacts of primary cases) have tested positive for COVID-19.

A number of containment and mitigation strategies are being implemented. Positive cases are separated from those who have tested negative. Individuals who become symptomatic are isolated until test results come back. Symptom checks are being conducted once per shift. Mass testing will take place weekly so that positive cases can be isolated or quarantined.

All positive cases are being monitored for secondary infections by a nurse and nurse practitioner.

FCPH is also currently investigating an outbreak at a long-term care facility.

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