Tue. Sep 29th, 2020

UPDATE: Roosevelt County Detention Center COVID-19 Testing Results after exposure

PORTALES (KSEL)- The Roosevelt County Detention Center received confirmation from the Department of Health that all detainees and staff tested negative following the most recent potential exposure.

The Roosevelt County Detention Center announced one additional officer tested positive for COVID-19 after being tested on July 16. The officer was tested on July 16, and is quarantined at home. The testing results were provided to the Detention Center on July 28, twelve days after the sample was collected and submitted to DOH.

The facility has completed the required DOH protocol again successfully and prevented the spread of COVID-19 within the facility. 

“The Roosevelt County Detention Center staff and detainees have been working together to minimize the exposure to Covid-19. The facility has implemented changes to processes, educated staff and detainees on safety measures all with the goal of minimizing exposure,” stated Administrator Justin Porter. “I am proud to report that throughout this pandemic the changes that have been made at our facility appear to be making a difference. Our team has prevented spread within the facility twice. These results are fantastic and are a result of the hard work and cooperation between the staff and detainees.”

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