No new COVID-19 cases at Detention Center following earlier breakout

As of Thursday, September 24, the Alamance County Health Department confirmed that there were no positive COVID-19 cases at the Alamance County Detention Center. All results from inmates and staff who were tested on Monday, September 21, were negative. Since the COVID-19 outbreak was identified on August 24, the Alamance Sheriff's Office and the Health Department have been working closely to implement additional safety measures. All positive cases and close contacts were immediately quarantined and closely monitored, and the Health Department has conducted ongoing testing of both inmates and staff. In addition, staff continue to follow all state, federal, and CDC guidelines for sanitizing facilities.

As of Thursday, September 24, the Alamance County Health Department confirmed that there were no positive COVID-19 cases at the Alamance County Detention Center. All results from inmates and staff who were tested on Monday, September 21, were negative.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak was identified on August 24, the Alamance Sheriff's Office and the Health Department have been working closely to implement additional safety measures. All positive cases and close contacts were immediately quarantined and closely monitored, and the Health Department has conducted ongoing testing of both inmates and staff. In addition, staff continue to follow all state, federal, and CDC guidelines for sanitizing facilities.

"We are grateful for the Health Department's support and guidance and feel that   our aggressive response has helped to reduce the spread of the virus in our facility. We will continue to do all we can to protect those in our care," says Sheriff Johnson.

For more information regarding weekly congregate living facility surveillance reports, please visit the NC DHHS website.

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case- count#by-congregate-living