DeKalb County sheriff tests positive for coronavirus

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

Maddox joins two other metro Atlanta Sheriff’s who tested positive for coronavirus after attending a sheriff’s school event with other newly-elected Georgia sheriffs.

Maddox received test results today after having revealed earlier this week that she and other newly- elected Georgia sheriffs 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.

“Although the test results are positive, I am not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19,” said 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.

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

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