Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reported positive COVID-19 cases at the detention center. Two officers and one inmate are quarantining after testing positive this week.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as more than two people testing positive for the virus in a congregate living facility, according to Fields.
“This inmate’s positive test marks only the sixth time since the onset of the COVID pandemic that a Moore County inmate has received a confirmed positive test,” said Fields in a Friday statement.
Each inmate that has contracted the virus this past year was asymptomatic and has recovered.
“The Moore County Detention Center continues to scrutinize the intake process for every person committed to the facility which entails a period of quarantine and negative COVID testing prior to being assigned to the Detention Center’s general population,” Fields said.