Additional deputies test positive for COVID-19

Published 11:59 am Thursday, April 9, 2020

Additional York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

There are now a total of four deputies and one civilian employee, who all work at the courthouse, who have tested positive, the press release stated.

The first positive test of a deputy was reported April 5. That deputy left work on March 25 and has not returned since that date.

The newest deputy to test positive has been quarantined at home since April 3. The other deputies were also quarantined at home since becoming ill.

The courthouse was thoroughly cleaned on April 5 in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the press release stated. The sick employees will not return to work without clearance from a medical professional, the release stated.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deputies and their families and to all of those who have been impacted by this virus,” the release stated.