Santa Barbara, Calif. – A civilian staff member, who was tested as part of the ongoing testing at the Main Jail, has been found to be COVID-19 positive. The staff member consistently wore a mask and worked near an inmate cleaning crew that wore full PPE. The staff member was tested on Tuesday, last worked on Wednesday, and received the positive test result today.
This brings the total number of Sheriff’s Office employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 37, with 28 having recovered and returned to work. Staff that continue to recover at home include 4 custody deputies, 3 civilian staff and 2 sheriff’s deputies.