Washington Co. Sheriff in self-quarantine after son’s positive COVID-19 test

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder announced Saturday that he has been in self-quarantine since Wednesday after his son tested presumptively positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, Helder says that he along with his wife are taking the necessary precautions and safety measures and have not developed any symptoms. Helder’s son who was suffering from mild symptoms has since recovered and is now symptom-free.

Helder says he will continue to be in contact with staff by phone but in the meantime, Chief Jay Cantrell along with the entire staff will continue to run business as usual.

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