Inmate at Beltrami County Jail Tests Positive for Coronavirus
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office announced today that within the last week, an inmate at the Beltrami County Jail tested positive for COVID-19.
Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel released the details of the case and said during the individual’s arrest, a local law enforcement officer received what is being considered a high risk exposure. The officer is currently being quarantined.
According to Beitel, the arrested individual was brought to the jail following guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health, the CDC, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections and is currently being quarantined. Interviews have been conducted to determine if who the inmate may have come into contact with prior to be being arrested.
No further information will be released on the inmate or officer due to patient privacy laws.