Three Forks Regional Jail under quarantine for confirmed Hep A cases


BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County is under quarantine after tests results on three inmates came back positive for hepatitis A.

The jail says it went on lockdown Sunday night.

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Under the lockdown, inmates can’t leave the jail to go to court or leave their cells.

All inmates are being vaccinated for hepatitis A, according to the jail.

Those inmates scheduled to be released from jail are receiving the vaccination first.

The jail says it is working with the Lee County Health Department and all jail cells and common areas have been cleaned and sanitized per the health department’s instructions.

The three inmates who tested positive for hepatitis A are in the hospital being treated, according to the jail.

The jail says there could be more cases, as it awaits more test results.