Santa Barbara Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
Today, the City of Santa Barbara Public Safety Departments, Police and Fire, were notified of a public safety professional who tested positive for COVID-19.
The public safety professional, City of Santa Barbara Police Officer #1, last worked on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
The Officer is quarantined and recovering out-of-county, at their personal residence.
The City of Santa Barbara Public Safety Departments began extensive COVID-19 mitigation measures starting in early March. As such, Officer #1 was already isolated at home when they began to feel sick.
Extensive cleaning, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), are being practiced at both the Fire Department and Police Department.
In addition to Police Officer #1, two other Police Officers were tested; Police Officer #2 tested negative and Police Officer #3’s testing results are still pending.
No City of Santa Barbara Fire Fighters have required testing at this point-in-time.
The City of Santa Barbara Police and Fire Departments are working in conjunction -- on a continuing bases with the County Public Health Department -- to provide the most up-to-date workplace safety standards.