Henderson County Jail on lockdown due to COVID outbreak


HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Henderson County Detention Center is on lockdown after Jailer Amy Brady reports additional COVID-19 cases among inmates on Wednesday. Officials say 26 of the 434 inmates are confirmed to have active positive cases of the virus.

Brady said all of the positive inmates are being monitored by medical staff and being tested regularly. At least 225 inmates have been vaccinated and more Moderna shots were being given out on Wednesday.

The jailer said they’re working with the health department to vaccinate inmates and staff. On Sunday, Brady told Eyewitness News the situation was contained and the health department had been notified.

(This story was originally published on April 14, 2021)

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