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Tipton County deputy tests positive for coronavirus

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Monday that one of its staff members tested positive to the coronavirus after being alerted of a possible exposure to the virus.
The member is a merit road deputy who has been on limited duty following surgery several weeks ago. The deputy is at home and has not required hospitalization. The deputy has shown no symptoms of coronavirus and has not had contact with the public because of his limited duty status. He will be quarantined at his home consistent with the recommendation of the Tipton County Health Department and the Tipton County Jail medical staff.
No other employees of the sheriff’s office have reported symptoms of coronavirus. Sheriff Tony Frawley is following recommendations from the Tipton County Health Department, Indiana Department of Correction Chief Medical Officers and the sheriff’s office medical provider to monitor staff and jail detainees. No jail detainees have reported coronavirus symptoms.
Sheriff Frawley denied that other members of the sheriff’s office, including himself, had tested positive or were ill, contrary to rumors circulating. Consistent with health care privacy laws, the sheriff’s office is not releasing the name of the employee who tested positive.