Roosevelt County Detention Center officer tests positive for COVID-19

New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — The Roosevelt County Detention Center announced that an officer tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Detention Center said the officer was tested on June 9, 2020, and is currently quarantined at home. Currently, there are no other positive tests confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) at the facility, according to the detention center.

Testing of inmates and staff had been done before the officer tested positive for COVID-19, and 100% of the RCDC staff and about 75% of detainees voluntarily tested on May 19 and 20, and all test results were negative, according to the RCDC.

The Detention Center said RDRC partnered with their onsite medical provider, Wellpath, and have started testing all detainees and staff on Friday, June 12. 

The Detention Center also said there are currently 55 detainees at their facility, 29 security staff, and 11 additional support staff and contractors. 

Roosevelt General Hospital and DOH provided immediate access to testing kits, according to the detention center.

Roosevelt County will provide additional details when they become available, according to the Roosevelt County Detention Center.

(This table reflects the cases on the High Plains as of 1:30 p.m. on September 24, 2020.)

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeathsRecovery
Armstrong13111
Beaver5045
Briscoe12111
Carson1917
Castro2505227
Childress6859
Cimarron2418
Collingsworth1817
Cottle25224
Curry7595417
Dallam2555221
Deaf Smith1,05921952
Donley61153
Gray3007275
Hall28115
Hardeman2524
Hansford1124100
Hartley1404118
Hemphill7366
Hutchinson1963147
Lipscomb3225
Moore1,158201,102
Ochiltree1135106
Oldham16115
Parmer4177380
Potter4,745634,136
Quay73246
Randall2,794402,295
Roberts97
Roosevelt2753132
Sherman6154
Swisher104391
Texas1,45581,311
Union31214
Wheeler4643
TOTAL14,83721412,574
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