DeKalb sheriff tests positive for COVID-19

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox (FOX 5 Atlanta).

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says that DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox has tested positive for COVID-19.  

The sheriff's office stated that Maddox had likely been exposed to the virus while attending a training session by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association in Pine Mountain, Georgia for the past several weeks.

Maddox is one of four sheriff-elects serving the metro Atlanta area who have tested positive for the virus. The others include Fulton, Gwinnett, and Cobb counties.

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.“Although the test results are positive, I am not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19,” said Sheriff Maddox.  “I am, in fact, feeling well and hope to continue to overcome any effects that may occur.  I appreciate the concerns that have been shared since becoming aware of this situation."

Sheriff Maddox is self-quarantining at home in accordance with public health guidelines.

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