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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Henry County Sheriff's Office reports 3 inmates testing positive for COVID-19

According to Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom, three inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Henry County Detention Center.

“We have put into place several protocols since last March to prevent this and have been successful up until this past weekend when inmates were tested,” Sheriff Oberkrom said.

This may be a sign that this round, as has been predicted, may be more wide spread than what has been seen thus far.

The positive tests were in one cell block and that block has been internally isolated with additional protocols.

“We have had a plan in place since March should Covid be discovered in our inmate population and that plan has now been implemented by the Detention Center administration and staff,” Sheriff Oberkrom added.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor inmates and staff and conduct additional testing within the facility.

Please check the Henry County Sheriff’s Facebook page for additional updates or changes in the public access to the facilities.