On March 30, 2020, an inmate in his 20s at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19. He has been incarcerated since Jan. 29, 2020 and is now in isolation at the Adult Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office said they will continue to work closely with the Health Department to identify individuals who have been in close contact and are at increased risk.
“While we are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of illness, it is possible that additional cases will occur since individuals already could have been exposed.
Since mid-March, at the recommendation of the Health Department, we have implemented enhanced screening and cleaning protocols to limit the spread of disease within our facility. The agency also suspended personal visiting and volunteer-led programs.
The Sheriff’s Office is taking every possible precaution to ensure the safety of our staff and the incarcerated population for whom we are responsible,” the office said in a statement.