Sheriff's Department

A San Bernardino County deputy sheriff assigned to patrol tested positive for the coronavirus on March 23, according to the Sheriff's Department.

A San Bernardino County deputy sheriff assigned to patrol tested positive for the coronavirus on March 23, according to the Sheriff's Department.

On March 25, the county reported that the deputy, who previously was experiencing flu-like symptoms, is now symptom-free.  He is home following the 14-day quarantine period and is resting and being cared for by family members, the county said.

"We are currently investigating how the deputy was infected. Although we do not know when and where the deputy was exposed to the virus, we continue to encourage all members to heed the warnings of health officials while on and off duty," the Sheriff's Department said.

"Out of respect for our deputy, no additional details regarding their identity or medical treatment will be released."

The department encourages all residents to follow local and state guidelines of hygiene and social distancing at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/.

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