Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies test positive for COVID-19, officials said in a Tweet.
Press Release: Two Sheriff’s Deputies Positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/364VKlvbAB— SB Sheriff's Office (@sbsheriff) March 30, 2020
In a press release from the department, officials say the two deputies are recovering at home.
The first deputy who was assigned to the Santa Maria area began to feel ill Sunday, March 22nd.
Officials say that deputy sought medical attention and went home to self-isolate.
The other deputy had ridden in the car with the first deputy and started to feel symptoms while at work on March 27th.
On Saturday, March 28, 2020 the second deputy was notified that the test results were positive for COVID-19.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says it has been working closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department to evaluate any potential risk to additional staff or the public, including tracing back each of the deputies’ contacts with the public and coworkers to identify possible exposures.
At this time, the sheriff's office says no additional people have been identified or recommended for self-isolation protocol by Public Health.