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SLO County Sheriff's deputy tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 19:20:10-04

A fifth San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputy has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Sheriff's officials say the patrol deputy started experiencing symptoms on July 23, was tested, and received the positive result on July 25. The deputy was already in quarantine at home after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for the virus.

Sheriff's officials say this is the second patrol deputy to test positive. Three correctional deputies have also tested positive.

The sheriff's office says one deputy has returned to work while the rest are recovering at home.

Sheriff's officials say all staff members are checked for symptoms of COVID-19 at least once per shift, and anyone with symptoms is isolated.

Four inmates at the County Jail have reportedly tested positive, with the last positive result on July 22.

The sheriff's office says all exposed inmates are quarantined, monitored, and tested.