They are recovering and doing well, according to the director.
The case is a “unique” one, Flannery wrote, due to the initial negative test result.
“Had the first test been positive (remember it was negative) we would have had to quarantine and a tracking history would have been conducted to determine which staff and residents had been exposed to the staff person,” he wrote. “The exposure was 26 days ago and Montgomery County Public Health Department stated that a 14 day quarantine would serve no purpose at this time and is not needed.”
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The facility has notified staff and residents, as well as courts and probation departments.
“Please assured we are doing our best to keep everyone safe during this unprecedented event,” the letter read. “We appreciate your understanding.”
This is the first MonDay staff member to test positive for coronavirus and the first confirmed correctional worker to test positive in the Dayton area.
A Greene County sheriff’s deputy who tested positive for the virus was recently released from the hospital. The deputy was on road patrol. The case is not believed to be associated with the Greene County Jail.
We have reached out to the facility for more details.
We will continue to update this story as more information is released.