Superintendent confirms inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at New River Valley Jail


DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — The New River Valley Regional Jail confirmed Tuesday morning that an inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to Superintendent Gregory P. Winston with the New River Valley Regional Jail, the inmate was asymptomatic and diagnosed with the virus during a routine screening and testing procedures.

Winston says all new inmates are quarantined and tested before joining the general jail population. Since his admission into the jail, the inmate who tested positive has been in isolation and will remain there until he tests negative, according to Winston.

Winston says the New River Valley Regional Jail has coordinated closely with local health officials in order to be as prepared as possible in case a positive COVID-19 case surfaces in the jail. However, according to Winston, jail officials have not changed any policies or procedures in response to the inmate’s positive diagnosis.

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