CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A contractor at the Chesapeake Correctional Center has tested positive for the coronavirus.
It's the first case in the facility, officials said.
The contractor is in quarantine.
Correctional officials said there are zero confirmed cases among inmates at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.
“We have infectious disease protocols in place for exactly these types of situations,” Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan said in a news release.
“Our top priority within the correctional facility is the health and safety of our staff and the inmates in custody.”
The Chesapeake Correctional Center increased cleaning and sanitation rounds.
It also implemented temperature and symptom checks for everyone entering the facility, mask-wearing, and putting all new inmates in quarantine for 14 days before they join the general population, officials said.