COVID-19 outbreak cleared in Santa Barbara Co. Main prison
COVID-19 outbreak cleared in Santa Barbara Co.  Main prison

COVID-19 outbreak cleared in Santa Barbara Co. Main prison

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials say the COVID-19 outbreak, which began in early December in the Santa Barbara County Main Jail, has been cleared.

Deputies say there are zero active COVID-19 cases in the main jail in connection with the outbreak that began on December 8, 2021.

The total number of cases associated with that outbreak is 278, with 6 inmates released and 272 inmates recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office says they will continue to work closely with county health officials to safely take care of both the inmates’ and staff’s health.

All staff entering the main prison will be tested daily and their COVID-19 inmate and screening protocols will remain in place.

Sheriff’s officials say they will meet with county health officials in the coming days to discuss the expected reinstatement of inmates’ visits.


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