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Monday 12/21/2020 3:48 PM - Additional Inmates, Correctional Deputies Test Positive for COVID-19

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Additional Inmates, Correctional Deputies Test Positive for COVID-19
Date and Time of Incident: 12-10-20
Place of Occurrence: County Jail
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: Two additional inmates and six additional Correctional Deputies have tested positive for COVID-19 in a continuation of the Jail outbreak that began on 12-10-20. An outbreak is defined by the California Department of Public Health as three or more cases that are believed to be linked. All those infected have been isolated. The affected housing units have been quarantined. The Sheriff's Office is working with County Public Health to manage this outbreak; the source is being investigated. With these recent cases, that brings the total number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID since March to 17. A total of 20 Sheriff's Deputies have tested positive for the virus: 8 Patrol Deputies and 12 Correctional Deputies. These numbers reflect the rising number of cases which is being seen countywide. The Sheriff's Office continues to adjust and enhance our health and safety protocols as new incidents are reported.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 12/21/2020 3:48 PM