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Bartholomew Co. Jail under coronavirus lockdown

The Bartholomew County Jail is on lockdown after nearly half of the jail's inmates and four employees tested positive for coronavirus.

A team with the Indiana Department of Health visited the jail over the weekend to test the inmates and found that 91 of 211 inmates were positive for the virus, according to The Republic newspaper.


Four inmates refused to be tested and were put in quarantine, according to jail officials.


The jail is locked down and will continued to be locked down until at least the end of February, reports The Republic. No one has been allowed in the jail for months, except for the attorneys of inmates. Under the current conditions, not even attorneys will be allowed inside.


Jail officials say medical staff are monitoring all inmates and are on call 24/7.