Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two additional Sheriff’s Office personnel and five inmates have been found to be COVID-19 positive. Two of the COVID-19 positive inmates were identified during the intake screening process while the remaining three were re-tested during their quarantine period because they had previously been exposed to positive inmates. Since our last press release, 14 of the reported COVID-19 positive inmates have recovered and two have been release, leaving 38 active cases in the Main Jail. This brings the total number of inmates testing positive for COVID-19 at the Main Jail during the pandemic to 159.
One Custody Deputy and one Sheriff’s Deputy were found to be COVID-19 positive early this week. This brings the total number of Sheriff’s Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 99, with 78 having recovered and returned to work.
|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||8||41||49|
|Released from Custody||14||13||27|