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Possible COVID-19 outbreak at Fremont County Detention Center

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 07, 2020

FREMONT COUNTY — Saturday morning, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) issued a release regarding a potential outbreak of COVID-19 at the county detention center.

According to the FCSO, the detention center medical staff observed COVID-19 symptoms in an inmate on Friday, Nov. 6. The housing area where that inmate was assigned was then locked out from the rest of the facility and the entire inmate population of that area was tested.

Additional inmates also began displaying symptomatic behaviors.

The FCSO said they are currently awaiting testing results but are treating the situation as if it is a positive test, until the results are confirmed.

The releases said Jail and Administration operations will be adjusted to maintain the safety, security and health of all inmates who are incarcerated at the Fremont County Jail.

These adjustments include:

  • All inmate visitation will be suspended until further notice
  • Video visitation is set to “go live” on November 15, 2020. Please visit for registration information
  • The FCSO Lobby will be closed, effective Saturday, November 7, 2020.
  • Pre-Trial U.A.’s are suspended until further notice
  • “Weekend” inmates will not be accepted into the facility
  • Fingerprinting services will be unavailable at this time
  • Concealed Handgun Permits and renewals will be handled by appointment only. Appointments and application processes information can be found at
  • COVID testing of all inmates as well as staff
  • Working closely with the 11th Judicial System to alleviate arrestees brought into the facility, as well as current inmates who are considered “high risk” in relation to their ages, current health considerations, as well as the severity of their charges