Coronavirus: Juvenile, 4 employees test positive at Clark County Juvenile Detention Center

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Juvenile, four employees test positive at Clark County Juvenile Detention Center

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

One juvenile at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the county.

The court was notified on May 22 that two detention workers had tested positive for the coronavirus, the statement said. After that, the Clark County Combined Health District started working with the court to contact trace all individuals who had come in contact with the employees.

On Tuesday, the detention center began on-site testing through a partnership with the CCCHD and Dayton Children’s Hospital. All parents of the 11 juveniles currently housed at the facility were also notified.

“After testing was conducted, two other individuals and a youth were confirmed as positive cases,” the statement said. “All other staff members tested negative for the virus. The court has also been in contact with individuals who may have come into contact with the youth and staff members to receive tests.”

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According to the statement, the juvenile has shown no symptoms of the virus and is currently in isolation at the detention center. Three of the four adults have displayed mild symptoms, while the other is hospitalized, the statement said.

“The health and safety of the children and our staff is our top priority,” Clark County Juvenile Court Judge Katrine Lancaster said. “Our medical staff assess each youth daily, which includes taking temperatures and reviewing for symptoms. We will continue to monitor the health of both the youth and staff.”

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