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Monday 07/27/2020 3:53 PM - Second Patrol Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Second Patrol Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19
Date and Time of Incident: 7-25-20
Place of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo County
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: A second Patrol Deputy has tested positive for COVID-19. The Deputy developed symptoms on 7-23-20 while in quarantine at home for a known exposure to a person with COVID-19. The test came back positive on 7-25-20. That now makes a total of five Sheriff's Deputies who have tested positive for the virus: 3 Correctional Deputies and two Patrol Deputies. Four are recovering at home and one has returned to work. The Sheriff’s office continues to monitor all staff for symptoms of COVID-19 a minimum of once per shift, and isolates and tests anyone with symptoms. In the Jail, the total number of inmates who have tested positive remains at four, with no inmates testing positive over the weekend. Per Public Health guidelines, the outbreak at the jail will be considered over when there are no new cases in 14 days from the date of the last positive case, which is 7-22-20. The Sheriff's Office continues to quarantine, monitor and test all exposed inmates.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 07/27/2020 3:53 PM