All of the COVID-19 cases in the Main Jail outbreak have been cleared. There are currently zero active COVID-19 cases associated with the outbreak that began on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The total number of COVID-19 cases associated with this outbreak is 278, with 6 inmates released and 272 inmates recovered.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely with Santa Barbara County Public Health and our Wellpath partners to safely care for the health of both our inmates and our staff. All staff who enter the Main Jail are tested daily and our protocols for COVID-19 inmate intake and screening will remain in place.
Sheriff’s Office Custody Command staff will be meeting with County Public Health in the upcoming days to discuss the projected reinstatement of inmate visitation. That timeline will be shared as soon as it is available.