A Hampton Sheriff’s deputy has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Officials from the Hampton Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was assigned in the jail’s intake/booking area. The positive confirmation was received Thursday.
“We have been in contact with the Hampton Health Department and our environment is considered to be low risk because the staff member was non-symptomatic while at work,” Sheriff B.J. Roberts, said in a prepared statement. “We are taking precautionary measures and following the Hampton Health Department guidelines of self-monitoring.”
No other details were released.