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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 7th, 2020 :: 06:18 p.m. PDT


Sheriff’s Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nature of Incident: Sheriff’s Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19
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  
News Release Date: April 7, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact:
Approved by:
Captain Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
[email protected]
Sgt. Marta Bugarin (805)947-8052
[email protected]
Sheriff Bill Ayub

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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