Santa Barbara, Calif. – As a result of contact with a previously reported COVID-19 positive inmate, 66 inmates in one area of the jail were tested for COVID-19. The group was exposed to the inmate on or before Monday August 24, 2020. Of the 66 inmates tested, 21 resulted in being positive for
COVID-19. Two inmates from the group are symptomatic and have been moved to negative airflow cells. The remaining positive inmates, who are asymptomatic, are being housed together in a contained area of the jail and are being monitored by custody and medical staff regularly.
The 45 inmates who tested negative for Covid-19 will be re-tested in about one week’s time.
|Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail COVID-19 Related Cases|
|Positive Upon Intake||Contracted Within Facility||Total Cases|
|Active Cases Medically Monitored/ Treated||0||33||33|
|Released from Custody||4||6||10|