Two Care Campus employees test positive for COVID-19

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. – Out of an abundance of caution, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office reports two employees at the Care Campus have tested positive for COVID-19. Both employees were notified of a positive test result on Monday June 1, 2020.

The employees had worked with fellow staff and clients at the Care Campus between May 27 and May 30. One employee also worked on May 31. Both developed symptoms that prompted testing.

Like in other county facilities, the Care Campus undergoes daily deep cleaning. Employees all have protective gear, practice hygiene protocols and follow CDC guidelines. Social distancing is not always an option in the mission they serve.

“We take the temperature of all staff and clients daily at the facility,” says Chief Deputy Willie Whelchel. “We work hard to keep everyone safe in Pennington County.”

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