COVID-19 Information as of June 18, 2021
We have 0 positive cases of COVID-19 in the inmate population.
We have had a total of 257 positive cases in the inmate population.
The Crater District Health Department has notified Riverside Regional Jail that they can provide free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations to all inmates. These vaccinations have been tentatively scheduled for late May or early June. Inmates are being provided the opportunity to sign up and complete the necessary forms. The vaccinations will be administered by the Crater District Health Department and inmates will receive the CDC vaccination card.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Crater Health District, along with assistance from the Virginia National Guard, vaccinated 144 inmates and 4 staff members for COVID-19.
On Friday, June 5, 2020, 86 staff members and 230 inmates were tested for COVID-19. Out of those tested, one (1) staff and 25 inmates tested positive.
On Sunday, May 24, 2020 we conducted mass COVID-19 testing provided by Crater Health District with assistance from the VA National Guard. 140 inmates, 22 RRJA staff and 20 medical staff were tested. On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, test results were received with 35 inmates and 1 RRJA employee testing positive.
We have designated several living areas for quarantine. When inmates are initially booked in, they are placed in precautionary quarantine for 14 days. Once they are cleared, they are moved to general population.
Should an inmate test positive in general population, all inmates and staff that have been in contact are isolated and tested. If a significant number of inmates in that area were exposed, the entire living area is placed on isolation.
Staff that test positive are placed on leave until cleared by a physician.