Fond Du Lac County Jail Has First Spread Of COVID-19

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac County Jail has its first known spread of the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says it started with one inmate that did not feel well last week Wednesday. Testing revealed eight of 15 inmates in that dorm were asymptomatic but tested positive for the coronavirus. Then another inmate in an adjacent dorm got sick Monday and although all 14 inmates in that dorm were asymptomatic, 11 of them tested positive. Waldschmidt says they were unable to determine when the first case in the dorm arrived with 17 of the 19 COVID positive inmates being asymptomatic. No other inmates have tested positive since and two symptomatic inmates are recovering with minor symptoms. Waldschmidt says their correctional staff has done an incredible job under difficult circumstances.