Oct 15, 2020 7:55 PM

Six COVID-19 cases identified in Reno County Correctional Facility

Posted Oct 15, 2020 7:55 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Correctional Facility has identified six active presumptive COVID-19 positives, according to a release from Sheriff Darrian Campbell.

The first case was identified and tested when minor symptoms were reported to medical staff. It is not known how the initial inmate contracted the virus. Additional testing will be administered as symptoms are reported to medical staff.

One deputy employed at the facility has also been identified as a presumptive positive. There is no reason to believe the deputy was infected at work. One other employee has been isolated due to close contact.

Interaction between inmates and employees is being limited. Masks are required if there is to be contact. Common areas are cleaned and sanitized regularly and screening precautions are being taken to be sure those with symptoms are not being house with those without.

All programs within the facility have been halted temporarily to minimize movement.