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RCSO Quarantines Entire Jail Pod After 7 Inmates Test Positive for COVID


COVID news from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office:

“Last week the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office had inmates in one section of the Charles B. Webster Detention Center complaining of flu-like symptoms.  As a result, nine inmates were tested for COVID-19 and today results revealed seven of those inmates test came back positive.

“The entire pod of twenty-two inmates have been quarantined from the general population and those infected are being monitored and treated within the facility. At this time, all cases remain mild.

“Efforts are being made to attempt to identify the source of the infection and to conduct a second round of testing within the facility.  

“Sheriff Richard Roundtree and his staff continue to monitor developments of COVID-19 and are closely following the recommendations made by the state, county health department, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

“Sheriff Roundtree’s first priority is the health and safety of everyone.  Our agency will continue to screen all inmates when they enter the detention center and tests will be administered if signs or symptoms develop.”


Our agency will release any updated information once it becomes available.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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