COVID-19 Information as of June 20, 2024

Current Statistics:

We have 4 positive cases of COVID-19 in the inmate population.

Cumulative Statistics:

We have had a total of 377 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. There have been 3 vaccination events so far. 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 August 3rd, 2021, the Riverside Regional Jail held its second COVID-19 Vaccination Event.  This event was a joint venture in cooperation with the Crater District Health Department who provided the COVID-19 Vaccines. Nursing Staff administered the vaccinations to all interested parties, both inmates and staff at Riverside Regional Jail.

A total of (33) inmates and (1) Sworn Staff member were vaccinated bringing the total number of inmates vaccinated to (177) and Sworn Staff vaccinated to (5).  The Riverside Regional Jail looks forward to a continued partnership with the Crater District Health Department in helping to keep our communities healthy and safe and to eliminate the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

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.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Virginia National Guard conducted FIT testing on the N95 and KN95 masks we are using with our officers. The goal of the FIT testing is to know when masks may need to be supplemented with an additional layer due to fitment issues.
General Information:
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.