FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 27, 2021
THREE POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES AT SHERIFF’S OFFICE
GRAND COUNTY, CO – On January 20, 2021, Grand County Public Health (GCPH) was informed of three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 among employees at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO). GCPH has begun the case investigation process and will be in contact with anyone identified as a close contact with the positive individuals.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has been cooperating with GCPH on their case investigations and exposure minimization. At this point in time, GCPH and the GCSO have taken the proper precautions to address and contain the threat. Because this is considered an ‘outbreak’, GCPH and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will continue to monitor the situation until two incubation periods (28 days) have passed with no new outbreak-related COVID-19 positive cases.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office has been training their staff, adjusting protocol, and practicing the appropriate safety procedures – all in preparation for a situation like this. Staff will continue to follow all the appropriate protective measures, ensuring the health and safety of all affected individuals.
Sheriff Brett Schroetlin stated, “Unfortunately, after eleven months of COVID, we had a few staff test positive. However, it appears that our diligent efforts to keep our inmate population safe have been successful.”
It is important to remember that it is every individual’s personal and professional responsibility to make the right decisions and hold each other to the safest standards possible. Please continue to take preventative measures to protect yourself and others.
Grand County COVID-19 Resources
• Employee/Employer Symptom Flowcharts
• COVID-19 Data Dashboard
• Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs)
• Quick Reference Guide
• Suppression Plan and Playbooks
• Visitor Guide and Code of Conduct