3/21/20 - Issued 9:00 PM
(Riverhead, NY) A Suffolk County Correction Officer who last worked at the Riverhead Jail on Saturday, March 14, 2020, has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Upon receiving the information this evening, Sheriff Errol Toulon took immediate steps to notify any potentially affected staff and jail medical personnel. Staff who worked with this officer have been told to stay home and self-quarantine for an appropriate length of time.
Due to the nature of this officer’s position, he had limited contact with the jail’s inmate population. Regardless, all inmates are and will continue to be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of illness.
Sheriff Toulon stated, “We know this is a challenging time for all – for our staff and families, but we are here to fully support them through this crisis, and, in the end, we will be a much stronger and resilient organization.”