19 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Henderson Co. Jail

Published: Aug. 28, 2021 at 7:13 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 10:24 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Henderson County Detention Center is testing more inmates for COVID-19.

Jailer Amy Brady tells 14 News that 19 inmates are currently COVID-positive, including five over the last 24 hours.

Brady says they are isolated in six separate quarantine cells.

She also tells 14 News that three jail employees are out sick right now due to COVID-19.

We are told the jail is still taking many safety measures, such as having new inmates quarantine in a temporary cell before getting moved over into a long-term cell. Brady says they are also taking several cleaning precautions.

Officials say the Henderson County Health Department is going from cell to cell to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to any inmates that want to take it.

Brady says the same applies to employees as well.

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