Two Custody Deputies Test Positive for COVID-19

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, two custody deputies with unrelated possible exposures, sought testing at community testing sites. Both tested positive for COVID-19.

The two custody deputies tested negative on Tuesday November 10, 2020 while on duty at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail as part of routine surveillance testing. One of the deputies began experiencing symptoms on Saturday after a potential family exposure, and sought testing. The other deputy was notified thru contact tracing of a potential exposure in Los Angeles county, and sought testing. The results of the testing conducted at the community testing sites was positive. Both deputies last worked in the custody facility on Thursday November 12, 2020. All deputies assigned to custody facilities within the Sheriff’s Office are required to wear PPE while in the facilities.

This brings the total number of Sheriff’s Office employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 45, with 42 having recovered.

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forrealnews Nov 17, 2020 10:41 PM
Two Custody Deputies Test Positive for COVID-19

A bunch of police are also going around without masks putting people they cite and detain at risk. If they are going to call themselves peace and protection officers, that needs to include responsible covid behavior since they could cause someone else's death. The IV foot patrol has been reported over and over again in IV for not wearing their masks and people not feeling safe and yelling from their front doors for the police not to come near until they put their masks on. This is absurd!

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