Polk sheriff in self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

July 8, 2020–4:48 a.m.


Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats is staying home for the next two weeks after he learned Monday that he was exposed to COVID-19.

According to Polk Today, Moats said that he was doing so as a precautionary measure to ensure if he is sick that he doesn’t spread the virus further.

He was supposed to be discussing budget issues with County Commissioners during their work session Monday and was instead represented by Chief Deputy Jonathan Blackmon.

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