Confirmed COVID-19 cases at Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center

Wm K. Martin, Sheriff, Benjamin E. Cole, Undersheriff
Office of the BOURBON COUNTY SHERIFF, 293 East 20th Street
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
[620] 223-1440 (office) or [620] 223-0055 (fax)

October 9, 2020

Bourbon County announces 33 confirmed cases at the Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center. This includes 24 inmates and 8 correctional officers and one deputy.

Testing for all residents and staff was completed this past Tuesday (October 06, 2010).

The Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center officials has been in consultation with officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on next steps to address these circumstances.

As a result of that consultation with KDHE, the following steps were implemented:
• Outline any movement of residents
• Additional testing will take place as we continue to work to control the spread
• Bourbon County will remain diligent in monitoring other staff and residents for symptoms

The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide services to the public when called.

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