Sheriff: Georgia jail employees gone due to virus, symptoms

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — A sheriff in Georgia says he’s scrambling to cover shifts at a jail after a majority of the facility’s employees contracted the coronavirus, or are staying home due to symptoms. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday he's had to swap administrative workers and other officers to cover shifts at the county's jail. Schrader didn't say how many employees had contracted the virus. As of Thursday, inmates at the jail have not been tested. The sheriff says the medical provider will only test inmates if they show symptoms of the virus. Schrader says he wants the inmates tested, and is trying to find a way to do that.

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