Campbell County Sheriff’s Office announces staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a staff member in the field division has tested positive for COVID-19.

A news release from the sheriff’s office says, “The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is committed to reducing crime while treating members of the public with dignity and respect and maintaining the highest levels of transparency and integrity. As such, it is our duty to share the following information with the public we serve.”

The sheriff’s office says the employee first began to feel ill in June 30 and had been self-quarantining until receiving the results. They mention the employee as well as his shift-mates were not present at the recently-held public event on July 9.

The statement continues, “As a result of the confirmed positive test and subsequent testing, the Sheriff’s Office is adjusting operating practices, and operating under a COVID-19 response and action plan. In an effort to mitigate risk, the Sheriff’s Office is restricting access to the public by closing its main lobby. All citizens are required to contact staff by phone at (434) 332-9580 or email sheriff@campbellcountyva.gov.”

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is also implementing the following actions:

  • Temporarily canceling all ride-along tours, and community events for the duration;
  • Suspending fingerprint services until further notice (except to court-ordered needs);
  • Deputies will engage in the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves, and protective gowns (if necessary);
  • Deputies are sanitizing patrol cars after each transport;
  • Deputies are recommending that calls for service meet them outside their residence, so as to ensure proper social distancing; and
  • Deputies request citizens to alert E-911 dispatch if they are exhibiting any signs of illness as well as advising the deputy upon arrival.

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