Positive COVID-19 Test

  • June 15, 2020

    For Immediate Release                                                                                                   June 15, 2020

    Positive COVID-19 Test

    Over the last few months inmates and deputies have been tested for COVID-19, with the results returning as negative. This weekend a positive test for COVID-19 was identified at the Benton County Jail. Those that have returned positive have been all asymptomatic.

    Currently all inmates and employees are being tested by the Arkansas Department of Health.

    Before entering the jail, each detainee is screened. Any person indicating they have symptoms is evaluated by medical staff and isolated if necessary. Those that the medical staff have determined meet the criteria for testing will be tested. In addition all inmates temperatures are taken twice daily and all inmates have access to medical.

    The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has followed and will continue to follow guidelines set by the CDC and Arkansas Department of Health.