Deputy tests positive for COVID-19 in Santa Barbara Co.

It's the seventh positive case among Santa Barbara Co. sheriff employees
Posted at 5:26 PM, Apr 10, 2020

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputy is recovering at home after testing positive for COVID-19, the department announced Friday.

The deputy last worked on Friday, April 3, patrolling in the Santa Maria area and went home after experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, officials said in a press release.

The deputy was tested April 4 and reportedly began self-isolating at home. The results came back positive three days later.

The sheriff's office says after consulting with public health officials about the latest case, no one else was ordered to isolate.

Officials say this is now the seventh positive case among Santa Barbara County sheriff employees.