June 5, 2020
Sheriff, chief deputy test positive for coronavirus
Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon and Chief Deputy Chris Page have tested positive for the coronavirus.
To lessen the risk of spreading the virus, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is working to conduct contact tracing. The CCSO is also monitoring employees for symptoms, sanitizing all equipment and vehicles, and providing officers with masks, gloves and other protective equipment, as is procedure.
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Dixon and Page are taking precautionary measures. They have self-quarantined themselves for the required 14 days. They also will not return to the office until being cleared by their doctors.
“On June 1, I issued a statement on Facebook where I said officers have a responsibility to lead by example and to provide a safe environment for all of our citizens,” Dixon said “I take those words seriously. It is why Chief Deputy Page and I plan to do everything we can to reduce the chance of exposure to COVID-19 to our officers, families, and Chesterfield County citizens by following the CDC guidelines.’
“We want everyone to practice physical and social distancing by limiting close contact with others to at least six feet if possible. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are sick, stay home and keep away from people who are sick,” added Dixon.
While Dixon and Page are under quarantine, Maj. Briana Davis and Capt. Spence Vaughn will assume their duties and be responsible for the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office to assure there are no interruptions in law enforcement services.
More information will be posted as details become available.
Read the full account in the June 10 issue of The Link.