Inmate in Trempealeau County Jail tested positive for COVID-19

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WKBT)–The Trempealeau County Health Department reports that an inmate in the county jail has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Per protocol, jail staff were all wearing recommended PPE when in contact with the infected inmate from the moment that person was booked into the jail,” said Sheriff Brett Semingson.

He added that everyone who is arrested and brought into the jail is isolated from the general population for 14 days, if they’re showing symptoms or not.

The infected inmate was showing signs of COVID-19 during their arrest, and was taken to a nearby hospital for testing.

They were not in contact with correctional staff and inmates.