A Curry County Sheriff employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was working Wednesday and started experiencing symptoms. According to County officials, the employee was immediately sent home and received a positive rapid test.
Currently, there are no other positive cases at the Sheriff’s Office that have been confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH). The Sheriff’s Office has thirty-three (33) employees and this makes the second Sheriff employee testing positive in less than forty-five (45) days. The previous employee was cleared to return back to work in August. The County continues to work with DOH and as a result of the positive test, two (2) other Sheriff Employees who had direct contact with this employee have also been quarantined pursuant DOH guidelines.
Curry County continues to strictly comply with and enforce COVID-19 Safe Practices on County property by requiring that masks be worn by all, staff and public entering County buildings are screened, and any staff experiencing symptoms are sent home to quarantine, test and maintain social distancing as permitted within the job duties and responsibilities. Curry County requests the assistance from the public in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following COVID-19 Safe Practices, wearing face masks in public, maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene. This is the best way to slow the spread of this virus, and allow our schools and more businesses to re-open in our community. County will provide additional details when they become available