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Nye County Detention Center placed on lockdown after positive test

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 21:18:27-04

An employee of the Nye County Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Nye County Sheriff's Office.

The detention center was notified on Saturday and all Nye County jails were placed on lockdown.

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All staff members and inmates will be tested. Families of staff members are also being encouraged to be tested.

The employee's job title was not given.