GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN)—In the last few weeks. Sheriff Helms says he and his jail administrative staff have been
trying to isolate those inmates who have tested “positive”.

In addition, the virus is “not confined” to those incarcerated. Sheriff Helms says several of his
correctional officers have come down with COVID.

There are a lot of shifting work schedules, and the sheriff has to make sure there’s enough staff to
operate the facility.

Helms says other sheriffs across the wiregrass are having to deal with the same issue,
Isolating COVID positive inmates, and making sure they have enough staff to run the jails.