On April 4, 2020, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office learned that a detention deputy tested positive for COVID-19.
The deputy last worked at the jail on March 19, 2020, and the Florida Department of Health identified two days of concern where the deputy could have spread the virus.
The Department of Health conducted their investigation and identified the inmates and staff members the deputy came into contact with on the two days of concern. All inmates and staff that were identified were assessed and screened and all have no symptoms.
Due to being past the 14-day window, there is no reason to have continued concern for those individuals. According to the Health Department Director, anyone the deputy contacted would have already shown signs and/or symptoms.
The deputy is recovering and will remain out of work for the foreseeable future.
There is no indication anyone else at the jail is at risk.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will continue with mitigation measures we have in place to ensure the safety of our members and inmates.
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