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Former Clark County Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

A recently released Clark County Jail inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.

The jail was informed about the positive test Tuesday, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office news release. The inmate was released Monday.

The inmate was housed in the jail’s negative airflow cells the entire time they were in-custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

The jail provided information about the positive test to the Clark County Health Department, which will review contact records and “determine individual guidance for each deputy and supervisor based on individual interactions,” the release says.

Personal protective equipment is worn by corrections staff, the sheriff’s office said. The health department will provide further guidance as it investigates who may have been exposed to the inmate who tested positive for the virus.

Due to health privacy laws, the sheriff’s said it is not releasing information about the inmate or their current medical status, the inmate’s pending charges, or where they were released. It also said it is not sharing possible corrections officers exposures.


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