18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

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Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
​June 13, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office is updating the status of COVID in our jail facilities. An outbreak was discovered on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in the Main Jail West Housing Module. There are 37 total cases associated with the Main Jail outbreak with 19 inmates recovered and 18 active cases. Of the 37 identified cases, 9 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 28 are asymptomatic.


Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
​June 10, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office is updating the status of COVID in our jail facilities. An outbreak was discovered on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in the Main Jail West Housing Module. There are 26 total cases associated with the Main Jail outbreak with 18 inmates recovered and 8 active cases. One of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak required hospitalization and has since been cleared for return to the facility, 8 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 18 are asymptomatic.


Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
​June 6, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office is updating the status of COVID in our jail facilities. An outbreak was discovered on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in the Main Jail West Housing Module. There are 22 total cases associated with the Main Jail outbreak with 12 inmates recovered and 10 active cases. One of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak require hospitalization, 4 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 18 are asymptomatic.

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, Sheriff’s Office Custody staff and our Wellpath partners identified a COVID outbreak in the Northern Branch Jail (NBJ) Housing Unit E. There are 14 total cases associated with the NBJ outbreak, with 1 inmate released, 6 inmates recovered and 7 cases remaining in the facility. None of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak require hospitalization, 9 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 5 are asymptomatic.


Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
​June 3, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office is updating the status of COVID in our jail facilities. An outbreak was discovered on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in the Main Jail West Housing Module. There are currently 20 total cases associated with the Main Jail outbreak. None of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak require hospitalization, 3 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 17 are asymptomatic.

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, Sheriff’s Office Custody staff and our Wellpath partners identified 7  COVID positive inmates at the Northern Branch Jail (NBJ) Housing Unit E. There are 14 total cases associated with the NBJ outbreak, with one inmate released and 13 cases remaining in the facility. None of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak require hospitalization, 9 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 5 are asymptomatic.


Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
May 28, 2022

Sheriff’s Office Custody staff and our Wellpath partners have identified a COVID outbreak in the Main Jail. On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Custody Staff detected 12 COVID positive inmates in the Main Jail West housing module. On Friday, March 27, 2022, one additional COVID positive inmate was detected in the East housing area. All COVID positive inmates are continuously monitored by custody staff and Wellpath medical professionals. None of the COVID positive inmates in this outbreak require hospitalization, 2 inmates have reported being symptomatic, and 11 are asymptomatic.

As we identify COVID-19 positive inmates, they are moved into an area of the facility that has negative pressure cells. The remainder are placed together in small groups (cohorts) and isolated from other inmates and monitored by Wellpath for symptoms. Inmates with severe symptoms or who have underlying health conditions are transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment, although none of the inmates in this outbreak have necessitated hospital transport. As a result of this outbreak and after consulting with County Public Health, visitation has been suspended. We are also coordinating with the Santa Barbara Court and the Public Defender’s Office to adjust court
appearances to minimize the spread of the virus through the movement of inmates.

The Sheriff’s Office has worked on a continual basis with our Wellpath and Public Health partners to address this outbreak as well as to establish and constantly re-evaluate plans for health safety within the Main Jail. Inmates are tested when they arrive in our custody and are housed separately from the general population during the initial 7 days of their stay. They are tested again before they are moved out of the quarantine area into other areas of the facility. During their stay, inmates are tested whenever they exhibit symptoms and whenever they might have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. The Sheriff’s Office continues to offer all three of the COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates as well as an incentive program where funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is used to award newly vaccinated inmates with $20 added to their commissary fund for full vaccination or $10 for a booster. Additionally, Wellpath has administered over 796 vaccinations at the Main Jail and Northern Branch Jail since the beginning of the pandemic.

All staff, both professional and sworn, who work in positions that have direct inmate contact are regularly tested and are required to wear an N95 mask while working. The Sheriff’s Office will provide regular updates on the status of this outbreak.

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a-1655323519 Jun 15, 2022 01:05 PM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

Some data for the COVID buttsnorkelers who threaten everyone's health:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/03/24/1088270403/long-covid-vaccines

Shasta Guy Jun 14, 2022 09:10 PM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

A 14th person person close to me in one way or another just tested positive. I am the last family member not to have gotten it. 13 were vaccinated, and a significant number were double masking double boosted people. They took every possible precaution to the nth degree and the virus still found them. “Worse than a cold, not as bad as the flu” is what they all said. It’s time for the curtain to come down on Covid Theatrics.

dukemunson Jun 18, 2022 10:54 AM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

SBO - Considering that almost everyone has had COVID at this point, do you really think that 40% of the unvaxxed have "life long, life threatening heart condition"? Take a step back and just think about your numbers...they are not only wrong, they just don't make sense.

letmego Jun 16, 2022 10:09 AM
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SAC, you crack me up with "I hang on like a chihuahua on meth".

I don't know why it's so hard to make adjustments as things change. Like, a couple of months ago, I was enjoying life back at the office without masks. These days, I know SO MANY PEOPLE who have had COVID, I'm back to masking - at the grocery store, etc., and at the office in public spaces. I'm double boosted, everyone is vaccinated BUT ... we are headed out on a plane soon-ish, and I don't want to:
1. Get COVID right before we leave and have to postpone
2. Risk taking COVID to elderly & immunocompromised family members.

We are still doing our regular outdoor stuff unmasked (summer camps, potlucks, exercise). I mean, we were all sick with a cold not too long ago. I don't think it was COVID (we all tested negative), but we only tested 1-2x each and I've heard of people who tested negative multiple times before they got a positive result with an at home test. So, who knows. Once the trip is over, we won't have to mask so much. Only if someone is sick.

sacjon Jun 16, 2022 09:08 AM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

9:53 - yeah, I'm really going to try! It's like smelling your own farts though. You know you shouldn't, but you just can't help yourself LOL!

Voice of Reason Jun 15, 2022 01:43 PM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

"Data can be both inaccurately acquired and incorrectly assigned" 100% agree! I'd like you to to apply that same standard to a lot of what those bureaucrats and politicians you hold in such high regard put out the past few years. Remember when the "expert's models" showed millions of California's would die? I do, how'd that turn out? Remember how they ignored the data that showed the flu was more dangerous to young children, and that there was a lower incidence of spread in in-person schools than the general community and they closed schools anyway? I do, how'd that turn out? Remember when they were adamant a cloth mask was highly effective at preventing transmission (that's after they first said they don't work) ? I do, how'd that turn out? Remember them saying the vaccines here "highly effective" stopping transmission/preventing infection? I do, how'd that turn out? Trust, but verify - too much blind trust the past few years and decisions based on feelings rather than accurate facts and data.

SantaBarbaraObserver Jun 15, 2022 12:28 PM
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Data can be both inaccurately acquired and incorrectly assigned. The fact that you dont know this is just one of many reasons why you're whining on the internet and blaming everyone else for your shortcomings in life. After all, you had the same data everyone successful in life had. But instead of being successful and happy, you complain on the internet all day about how you're not... Funny how that works. Same access to the same data, wildly different outcomes.

The real FUD is your so-called "faith". It's 100% fake. No data, no science, no facts. Just a bunch of FUD designed to help gullible fools feel special and less scared of the realities of life... Unless you have data to back up your claims? If so, the world is waiting!

SantaBarbaraObserver Jun 15, 2022 11:06 AM
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Sorry Bud, but you are the LAST human on earth I'd take any medical or scientific advice from... Your feelings and beliefs are quite literally the opposite of science. So push back all you want, you live in a fantasy world designed to appease your inability to reason.

PS _ I love how the same person who cites the CDC for things they want to agree with, also states that they are Government bureaucrats that should not be trusted... Do you have any sense of self? You're really not very good at this.

Voice of Reason Jun 15, 2022 11:00 AM
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That's a gross exaggeration for any long-covid symptom let alone specifically myocarditis. The CDC also disagrees: Estimates of the proportion of people who had COVID-19 that go on to experience post-COVID conditions can vary:

13.3% at one month or longer after infection
2.5% at three months or longer

SantaBarbaraObserver Jun 15, 2022 10:46 AM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

Upwards of 40% of unvaxxed Covid survivors are finding themselves with a life long, life threatening heart condition - myocarditis. But we all know that you'd actually have to have a heart in order to be impacted by such things. So, here's some thoughts and prayers for your future health VOR.

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I added a few hundred thoughts and prayers for you in this response. They are definitely there. They are definitely real. Do you see them? Did you read them? What did they say? What did they do?

sacjon Jun 15, 2022 10:30 AM
18 COVID Positive Cases Remain in Main Jail

" Meanwhile covid still hasn't touched my household of unvaxxed kids and unboosted adults through unmasked schools, camps, bars, restaurants, unmasked airplane flights, etc." - Awesome for you. You want a cookie or something?

Hey, guess who else "never gets covid?" People who don't test when they have symptoms. I know lots of anti-vaxxers who "never had covid" but they sure as shinola had the symptoms after being around people who DID have it. Thing is, they never tested, so of course it was "just allergies."

sacjon Jun 15, 2022 10:26 AM
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SHASTA - "It’s time for the curtain to come down on Covid Theatrics." - Incredibly selfish of you to say. You're lucky none in your "circle" are immunocompromised or have high risk conditions. Some in my circle weren't so lucky and now their families are mourning. See how well policy based on personal anecdotes would work?

It's time for people to finally (been over 2 years folks) accept that covid still kills. Just because you and your (possibly fictitious) group of friends were all healthy enough to ride it out, doesn't mean everyone else shares their fate. Think of others for once. This whole pandemic has certainly raised the curtain on the selfishness of mankind. Sad.

Voice of Reason Jun 15, 2022 10:25 AM
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It ripped through a fully vaxxed and boosted household TWICE in the past 1 1/2 months!!!!! Let that sink in a minute.....maybe you need to boost harder? Meanwhile covid still hasn't touched my household of unvaxxed kids and unboosted adults through unmasked schools, camps, bars, restaurants, unmasked airplane flights, etc..., which should be an impossibility as we don't take any "precautions" we wouldn't normally do already. Is amazing how addicted people got to Covid Theater, it's going to be very hard for many to let go, but when they do, we'll be here with open arms, regardless of all the hate they spewed on anyone who didn't take the public health dept.'s (gov. bureaucrats) word as gospel and questioned the paranoia.

a-1655312705 Jun 15, 2022 10:05 AM
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These people who regularly deprecate public health measures could write a book about their real area of expertise - "Autoproctology for Dummies".

sacjon Jun 15, 2022 10:01 AM
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DUKE - gotta disagree here man. Covid is running rampant again. It's ripped through my home TWICE now in the past 1 1/2 months. All my kids' friends and families have had it at least once in the past few months, some twice! The kids sports teams had it shut down games and practices as well just a few months ago. Kids missed 6th grade graduation because of it. I know a couple elderly and vulnerable people who have died from it in the past few months. IT IS STILL HERE.

It's not "fear mongering" to acknowledge that covid is still here and can still kill those with vulnerabilities. It's simply stating FACTS. You can still spread it and people can still die. Now that mask mandates and closures are a thing of the past, it's up to humanity to decide what to do with that information. I'm not too optimistic.

a-1655311986 Jun 15, 2022 09:53 AM
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Ignorance and the need for instant gratification do not change the facts.
People who are pretending the epidemic is over are driving a new surge.

dukemunson Jun 14, 2022 10:02 PM
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922pm - it’s literally the opposite… stop the insane never ending fear mongering. You can look through the telescope in a mask if you wish… but seriously… relax…

a-1655266974 Jun 14, 2022 09:22 PM
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You're being incredibly foolish. Being vaccinated protects you from serious disease, and the latest strains of Omicron are getting up near measles in infectivity. Not to mention the chance you'll kill someone more vulnerable. It's time to stop pretending the epidemic is over, and you can have instant gratification without responsibility.

Low conscientiousnesw conservatives. The new scourge on society.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/personality-type-as-well-as-politics-predicts-who-shares-fake-news/

Voice of Reason Jun 15, 2022 10:39 AM
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@5:57 I re-read the comments and I can't seem to find where I say vaccines are 100% effective. But for reference, the recommended childhood vaccines area all 90-99% effective at PREVENTING infection. The primary purpose of a vaccine is to prevent infection, a secondary effect is that if you become infected the severity is usually minimized. For the specific covid vaccines though, as it doesn't prevent infection, its primary purpose would be to reduce chances of a severe reaction.

a-1655254631 Jun 14, 2022 05:57 PM
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5:31 - Nope. You're wrong, as usual. And no vaccine has ever 100% prevented transmission. You keep reciting that fable, but the purpose of a vaccine is to reduce the burden of the disease.

Voice of Reason Jun 14, 2022 05:31 PM
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@5:13 not in young males and adolescents. Or you're right, all of Europe must be awash in FUD.... all our young healthy people should keep taking their boosters, of a vaccine that doesn't prevent an infection, from a virus that doesn't pose a risk to them. Science™! (brought to you by big pharma, their shareholders, and shill politicians everywhere).

sacjon Jun 14, 2022 05:22 PM
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Yeah, the rare and mild heart inflammation risk we all heard about is not the same as saying boosters will cause heart failure. But, by all means, continue your emotion and fear based propaganda.

a-1655252025 Jun 14, 2022 05:13 PM
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Although what you fail to mention is that the heart risks from the vaccine are way way below the heart risks from COVID itself, and also less than the background rate in the population. Spread that anti-vax FUD!

Voice of Reason Jun 14, 2022 05:09 PM
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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-pauses-use-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-young-men-2021-10-07/ _ https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/11/10/germany-france-restrict-modernas-covid-vaccine-for-under-30s-over-rare-heart-risk-despite-surging-cases/?sh=4970dd682a8a

Voice of Reason Jun 14, 2022 05:09 PM
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Not having heard about the potential (albeit small) heart issues explains why you think I'm providing misinformation, when in reality, its just information you weren't aware of, intentionally or not. Old news. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/health/fda-covid-vaccine-heart-warning/index.html _ https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/evidence-grows-stronger-covid-vaccine-link-heart-issue-cdc-says-n1270339 _

a-1655235026 Jun 14, 2022 12:30 PM
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12:09 : Jumping to the conclusion you want to believe, based on nothing in the content of the article that pertains to that conclusion. The hallmark of the alternate reality crowd.

Voice of Reason Jun 14, 2022 12:09 PM
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Well, your guess is wrong. Read the fact check again, watch the CBS video, then read this again: For the week of April 23, it said the rate of COVID-19 infections among boosted Americans was 119 cases per 100,000 people. That was more than double the rate of infections in those who were vaccinated but unboosted. ---- Definitely get vaccinated if your an older adult or at-risk, the boosters however only appear to provide a short-term benefit before you need it again, and again, and again and we have zero data on 4+ shots and their long-term impacts both on efficacy and safety. But go ahead an boost away to your hearts content (or until your heart gives out).

Voice of Reason Jun 14, 2022 10:30 AM
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Fact checkers fail yet again, what the Walgreens data that 'fact check' refers to wasn't comparing unvaccinated to vaccinated as it claims, but vaccinated to vaccinated plus booster:
For the week of April 23, it said the rate of COVID-19 infections among boosted Americans was 119 cases per 100,000 people. That was more than double the rate of infections in those who were vaccinated but unboosted, but a fraction of the levels among unvaccinated Americans. _ https://www.cbsnews.com/video/covid-19-vaccine-boosters-infection-rates-immunology-professor/

Basicinfo805 Jun 07, 2022 08:23 PM
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Sac - Personal stories about Covid, which in this context are off topic. It’s about the jail. Obviously COVID’s everywhere, half Edhats stories have been Covid related, Everyone can say what they want of course.

a-1654645032 Jun 07, 2022 04:37 PM
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Not really. I don't cherry pick, and it's obvious that the pandemic is still roaring along, especially among the unvaccinated and unmasked.

Shasta Guy Jun 07, 2022 02:02 PM
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13 people in my circle have come down with Covid in the last ~2 weeks:
- 5 were double boosted
- 7 were vaccinated and/or single boosted
- 1 was unvaccinated
One of the doubled boosted people developed the worst symptoms. The unvaccinated person was no sicker or better than anyone in the group they were in. For five people the second booster did not prevent them from getting Covid. All have recovered just fine, thankfully. They all report that it was worse than a cold , but not as bad as the flu. 7 of the people were 20-30s, everyone else was 50 or older.

a-1654637113 Jun 07, 2022 02:25 PM
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Your "circle", judging from previous comments, seems to be a bunch of people averse to public health measures like masking in gyms and other settings. No surprise, given the infectivity of the later omicron variants, that these people would get infected.

a-1654634251 Jun 07, 2022 01:37 PM
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The amateur virology idiots are out in force again. No vaccine has ever provided 100% protection against infection, and 50% used to be considered a great result. The purpose of vaccination is to reduce the transmission and severity of disease, which all the COVID vaccines do remarkably effectively, despite all the right-wing propaganda spewing.

Since very infectious diseases like COVID spread exponentially, even a small drop in the infection rate translates into a huge benefit to the populace overall.

Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Or stay stupid.

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