(9-9-21) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports two inmates in the Adult Detention Facility and one jail employee have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

An inmate came into the facility in late August and after approximately 12  days in jail reported to medical staff of losing sense of taste and smell and other covid-19 like symptoms.  Medical staff rapid tested the inmate and the result was positive.  A second inmate experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms has also tested positive. 

The inmates that have tested positive are being quarantined and kept away from other jail population.  The inmates are under the care of the Jail’s two full time nurses and the Jail physician.  The affected inmates are currently experiencing mild symptoms and will be monitored.

Sheriff Grey also states Inmates have been offered to be vaccinated and the Health Department comes to the Detention Facility once a month to provide the vaccinations to those inmates who want them.

The positive Covid results have been reported to the Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention as required.