SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Coronavirus appears to be spreading in jails in the Inland Empire.
Two deputy sheriffs assigned to corrections have tested positive for COVID-19, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials announced Sunday. They both went into self-quarantine last week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and have been off work for a week, according to officials.READ MORE: Newsom Announces Plans To Expand Stretch Of Interstate 15 By Next Summer
Where the two deputies were exposed to coronavirus is under investigation.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
In Riverside County, two more deputies have also tested positive for coronavirus, according to Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco. An inmate has also tested positive, he said in a video announcement posted on social media.
The first deputy to be diagnosed with COVID-19 had been assigned to the jails, Bianco said, but it’s not clear where the two most-recently diagnosed deputies were working.MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Burglary Of Business In Santa Paula
As a precaution, several other inmates have been isolated, but are not showing symptoms, he said.