Geneva County Sheriff Helms says he has COVID-19

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva County’s top law enforcement officer announced on social media he has tested positive for coronavirus.

In the Facebook post, Sheriff Tony Helms explained he began exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 last Saturday afternoon. He tested positive for the virus on Sunday, according to his post.

“Not sure how I got it, started feeling the symptoms on Saturday afternoon which puts exposure approximately Monday or Tuesday,” Sheriff Helms said.

The sheriff said he is experiencing symptoms much like a bad cold.

“I have a great staff running things with a lot of experience and I can be reached by phone,” the sheriff said. He expects to be out of the office for the next ten days.

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