Over the past week, several Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office employees have tested positive for COVID-19, Pamlico Count Sheriff Chris Davis announced.
After consulting with the Pamlico County Health Department, Pamlico County Emergency Management, and the Pamlico County Manager, Pamlico County Sheriff Davis has made the decision that Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public until further notice.
“This decision was made to protect our citizens and to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in our community,” Davis said. “Also, all Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office employees will be tested for Covid- 19. Furthermore, all Pamlico County inmates will be tested.
“We do not necessarily believe that any inmates or citizens within Pamlico County have been in contact with any employee that has tested positive for Covid-19, however we are taking these precautions in the best interest of our community. As always, we will continue the essential duties of the Office of The Sheriff.”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 28 cases in Pamlico County on Wednesday, up two cases since Monday.