Sheriff Bouchard Tests Positive for COVID

Sheriff Bouchard Tests Positive for COVID

(OSCO, Jan. 12, 2022)

Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard has joined the ranks of those working remotely these days, and it wasn’t by choice.

The Sheriff has tested positive for the highly contagious omicron variant. Since the very beginning of this pandemic, the Sheriff and his team have been out in public and in regular contact with a great number of people. It comes with the job. “Even though I choose to be fully vaccinated and received the booster shot, the omicron variant was still able to catch up with me,” Bouchard said. “I had assumed it was not a question of whether it caught up to me given the duties of a first responder, but when. Per our protocols I will be in quarantine, but I will continue to work remotely.”

The Sheriff said he is experiencing many of the symptoms associated with the virus such as headache, congestion, exhaustion, and other assorted aches.

The Sheriff’s Office has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 170 of its 1,400 employees currently off work because they either have Covid-19 or were exposed to it.

Early in the pandemic, Bouchard ordered regular testing for employees – regardless of vaccination status – to help keep them and the public protected.  Learn more about Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at

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