Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy yesterday received confirmation that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This is the first known case in the county involving an employee of the sheriff’s office. The deputy, who is assigned to the Detention Services Division, began experiencing symptoms recently during his days off. He immediately quarantined himself at home pending the outcome of the test.

The deputy is feeling better, and is anxious to return to work.

Efforts are being made to evaluate individuals with whom the deputy had contact prior to experiencing symptoms.

The sheriff’s office continues to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its staff and inmate populations.

Prepared by: Captain Eric Buschow
Approved by: Sheriff Bill Ayub