Loudoun County, VA (April 14, 2020) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has confirmed the second case of COVID-19 within the agency.
The deputy, who serves in the Loudoun Adult Detention Center, tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend. The deputy, who last worked on April 7, is assigned to a contained control room within the facility. On Friday, prior to his next scheduled shift, he had a low-grade fever. He followed LCSO and CDC guidance by calling-off work and isolating himself. He is recovering and today has no symptoms.
The deputy had no physical contact with any inmates and had limited contact with five staff members. The staff members were all wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) at various times throughout the shift within the control room. The five staff members he was in contact with have self-quarantined as a precaution but have either tested negative or have no symptoms.
It is unclear where the deputy contracted the virus, but there is no indication that the virus is a result of any contact within the Adult Detention Center.
There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving any other staff member or inmate within the facility.
The first deputy who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30 worked in a specialized unit within the Field Operations Division and had no close contact with the community during the week prior. He has since fully recovered and has returned to work.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) continues to implement precautionary measures in the field and our facilities and is working closely with the Loudoun County Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health Epidemiologist to prevent community spread and ensure the health and safety of our staff and our community.
Early on the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office initiated the below measures to ensure the health and well-being of the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center inmates and staff at the facility:
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email.