As COVID cases rise, Burke County jail suspends visits

Burke County Sheriff's Office
Burke County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 7:15 PM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Burke County Detention Center has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases among staff and inmates.

According to sheriff’s Capt. Jimmy Wylds, several inmates and staff members have tested positive.

Wylds says all arrested individuals are tested during the booking process. The center has reactivated COVID-19 protocols for those entering.

The center has temporarily suspended visitation, but inmates can contact family members electronically.

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