Beltrami County inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office reports that within the last week, an inmate at the Beltrami County Jail tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release, during the arrest of this person, a local law enforcement officer did receive what is called “A High Risk Exposure,” and the law enforcement officer is being quarantined.

The arrested subject was accepted into the Beltrami County jail following strict Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Minnesota Department of Corrections guidelines and is currently being quarantined.

The inmate was interviewed by MDH officials to determine who may have come into contact with the inmate prior to their arrest.

No further information will be released due to patient privacy laws.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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