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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 12:46:43-05

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the Journal-News.

“It’s my third test of the past 12 months, and it is positive,” he said.

He said he will be going into quarantine at home for two weeks.

At age 67, Jones said he will not get the COVID-19 vaccine before his deputies and other police officers are able eligible without any other conditions.

“I was sneezing a little bit, like a cold. Still have my taste and my smell and a pretty hard headache, so far. Over the past couple of days I have felt achy,” Jones told the Journal-News.

So far, he has no fever and his lungs are clear.

This story was originally published by WCPO news partner, the Journal-News.