The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office received word today, Wednesday, July 8, that a detention deputy has tested positive for COVID-19.
In response to this news, SCSO is coordinating with Arkansas Department of Health for mass testing at the detention center.
Sheriff Runion has notified all other law enforcement agencies which use the detention center as well as all of the court system personnel in Sebastian County.
So far this is the only detention center employee who has tested positive. At this time no inmates are suspected of having COVID-19. The testing is being conducted as a follow up measure to this recent news and to protect the health and well-being of those who are housed and work there.
The detention center employee has not been at work since July 2, 2020.