Breathitt sheriff in quarantine after wife tests positive for coronavirus

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Breathitt County Sheriff John Hollan and his family are on quarantine after his wife, Vickie Hollan, tested positive for the coronavirus after being exposed during the weekend to someone else with the virus.

The sheriff got the test results back Monday and alerted the community.

In a Facebook post, Hollan said the department will continue to run smoothly.

“We are abiding by the CDC guidelines. Myself and Kennedy have no symptoms but will be in quarantine for the required 14 days.  BCSO will continue to be 100% operational, but I will be working from home,” Hollan wrote, referring to his daughter.

The Sheriff’s Department is operating with regular hours, he said, encouraging people to call his cell phone — 606-272-2540 — if they need something after hours.

I February, Holla was a law enforcement department of one when he had to temporarily layoff all his employees in a budget dispute with the Fiscal Court. That ended when the board narrowly approved a short-term budget by a 3-2 vote.

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