Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Hampton Jail deputy tests positive for coronavirus

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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.

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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