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Contracted nurse at the Milwaukee County Jail tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 17:49:00-04

MILWAUKEE — A contracted nurse with the Milwaukee County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department confirmed the positive test result Friday.

The nurse reported symptoms on Thursday and did not come in for work. Her last shift at the jail was Tuesday, and has not returned to the jail since.

According to the sheriff's department, the nurse was wearing protective equipment during her last shift.

No other medical staff members at the jail have reported symptoms, and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says they are taking measures to ensure the safety and health of their employees and people who may have come into contact with the nurse.

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