UPDATE: May 27,2020–RSW reports as of 3:50pm 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases, all are inmates. Additional tests pending at the state lab.
By Dan McDermott
WARREN COUNTY (MAY 26, 2020)–RSW Regional Jail now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to an employee and a facebook post.
The facility currently houses about 354 inmates so the confirmed cases represent about 4.2% of the population.
An employee responded to a facebook question about employees visiting inmates on house arrest:
“The officers that are responsible for checking on our Home Electronic Monitoring inmates are not working units with COVID-19 positive inmates. In addition, those officers are wearing PPE before entering the residence or contacting the HEM inmates.”
RSW had previously said that the COVID-19 cases are being housed in a separate unit.
RSW is funded by Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren Counties in Virginia and also houses some inmates from other localities.