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Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office reports zero positive COVID-19 results after more than 200 tests

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On July 27th, 2020, The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Curative Inc. to provide and administer two-hundred and seventy (270) COVID-19 tests to personnel and contractors at the Sheriff’s Office, as well as inmates housed in the Rockwall County Detention Center.

As of August 3rd, 2020, The Rockwall County Detention Center has not had one single inmate in-custody screen positive for COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, approximately 35% of the Detention Division personnel have been placed on quarantine as a precaution and according to the CDC guidelines and the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, which may have attributed to the successful COVID-19 mitigation and containment efforts being implemented so far.

All Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office personnel have continued to endeavor and perform with courage and resilience through this pandemic and aid in the Sheriff’s Office sustained success. The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office would like to also recognize the Rockwall County Emergency Management Office, Commissioners Court, District Attorney’s Office, Judges, Courts, Human Resources, I.T., and Maintenance for their continuous support, assistance, patience, and understanding through the many changes in operations.

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