Savannah, GA (April 1, 2020): Sheriff John T. Wilcher has issued the following statement:
The Chatham County Sheriff’s office has one confirmed case of a staff member with COVID-19. The individual infected is isolated at home and we are regularly checking on their progress. We are working with the GA Department of Health and notifying individuals that may have been exposed.
We are continuing the processes and protocols already in place to maintain a safe environment for CCSO officers, staff and inmates. Access to our facilities is restricted to authorized personnel only. Everyone must enter through our mandatory health screening entrance. The sanitizing of our facilities and vehicles are done on a regular basis.
CCSO is working with the judicial system to decrease our inmate population through the appropriate processing procedures. When an inmate is processed into the Chatham County Jail, a health screen is conducted. When an inmate is discharged from our jail, they receive a health screen and information regarding COVID-19.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Center for Disease control, the Department of Health, the GA Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, and Homeland Security. We have an Infection Control Prevention Nurse on staff.
My priority as Sheriff of Chatham County is the safety of everyone at the Detention Center and in our community. We will continue to keep you informed with regular updates, follow us using #CCSOHealth, www.chathamsheriff.org and as always, you can call us at 912-652-7609
Please follow the CDC’s information at www.cdc.gov