Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guilford County, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has been working with state and local partners to proactively prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into the detention centers. The Sheriff’s Office prevention and response efforts have continued to adapt to the changing conditions during this global pandemic.
After five (5) Guilford County Detention Officers tested positive for COVID-19 in the month of July and one (1) in the month of August; Sheriff Rogers required mandatory COVID-19 testing for all Greensboro and High Point Detention Center employees and inmates. Out of the 337 individuals tested last week (which included Detention Officers, the Sheriff’s Administrative Staff, plus civilian medical unit and food service employees at both Jails,) no new positive test results were reported.
Inmate testing will begin on August 31 at both detention centers. All employees and staff are being encouraged to continue to follow CDC guidelines for wearing a mask and social distancing.