Santa Barbara, Calif. – Eleven additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. These new cases were detected through follow-up from the four cases from general population that were reported in the press release from Monday, August 3, 2020. One inmate from that group has refused testing and one inmate tested negative. Ten of the COVID-19 positive inmates are asymptomatic and being housed in double or triple cells together while one inmate is symptomatic and being medically isolated in a negative air flow cell. This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive inmates who have been housed at the Main Jail to 25.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases
Positive Upon Intake
Contracted Within Facility
Active Cases Medically Monitored/Treated
Released from Custody