Alleghany Regional Jail employee tests positive for COVID-19, inmate programs suspended

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In this April 16, 2020, photo a gloved hand points to a holding cell at the hospital ward of the Twin Towers jail in Los Angeles. Across the country first responders who’ve fallen ill from COVID-19, recovered have begun the harrowing experience of returning to jobs that put them back on the front lines of America’s fight against the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) – According to a social media post, an employee at the Alleghany Regional Jail in Covington has tested positive for COVID-19.

The post indicates that contact tracing efforts are currently ongoing and no inmates have reportedly been exposed.

In an abundance of caution, all inmate programs have been suspended until further notice and the front door of the office is locked and only available for emergencies.

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