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Northern Branch Jail Clear of COVID

Sheriff’s Office Custody staff and their Wellpath healthcare partners have cleared all the inmate Covid cases at the Northern Branch Jail (NBJ). Since our last press release on Friday, February 4, 2022, testing has been ongoing, there have been no additional Covid positive inmates detected in the NBJ inmate population, and the five remaining Covid positive inmates have recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide regular updates on the status of Covid in the Santa Barbara County jails.

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