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Nye County Detention Center placed on lockdown after positive test

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.


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.