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Demand the Firing of Dr. Rob Karas

This zap was organized by decARcerate.

Ways to Engage: Phone or Email

The Injustice


Dr. Rob Karas. is a medical provider for the Washington County jail. On Tuesday, August 24, it was revealed that he has treated people for COVID-19 with ivermectin. Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder confirmed that Karas Correctional Health had been prescribing the drug to jailed individuals at a Quorum Court Finance & Budget Committee meeting.


Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug commonly used for livestock. The Federal Food and Drug Administration has warned against using the drug to treat COVID-19.

"FDA has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses)."


- Federal Food and Drug Administration



Learn more at:


Washington Post Article

The Daily Beast Article CBS News Article

ABC News Article

US News Article


Call to Action


Make Phone Calls:

  • Call (479) 444-5700 and ask to speak with Sheriff Tim Helder. Demand that he fire Dr. Rob Karas and end the contract with Karas Health Care immediately.

  • Call (479) 966-5088 and ask to speak with Dr. Rob Karas. Demand that he resign from his role at Washington County Jail immediately.

Send an Email:


  • Email Sheriff Tim Helder and demand that he fire Dr. Rob Karas immediately. thelder@washingtoncountyar.gov