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Niagara County corrections officer tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 08:50:16-04

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says a corrections officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Authorities say the corrections officer had been off for two weeks after developing COVID-19 symptoms, and has been recovering at home.

“The safety and health of our staff and inmates is my number one priority," said Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti. "I am thankful that our officer is recovering from this virus, and our staff remains diligent in trying to prevent COVID19 from entering the Niagara County Correctional Facility.”

This is the first Niagara County Sheriff's Office employee to test positive for COVID-19.