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2nd El Paso County sheriff’s deputy tests positive for COVID-19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has tested positive for COVID-19, said EPCSO in a release Sunday.

The deputy has now been in isolation for nearly a week and is home recovering.

"All employees who have had contact with this deputy has been notified and are taking appropriate precautions," said EPCSO.

In a second release Tuesday, the sheriff's office reported that a second deputy had tested positive for the virus.

"We now know the virus has spread throughout the community and further attempts to prevent casual spread are becoming more difficult. We continue to monitor our employees and inmates for symptoms and will take the appropriate measures at that point.," said Jackie Kirby with the sheriff's office in a statement.

The second deputy isolated themselves since first developing symptoms. All employees and inmates who have had direct or indirect contact with them have been notified, said the sheriff's office.

For more information about how the sheriff's office is adjusting due to the virus, see here.

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  1. “All employees who have had contact with this deputy has been notified…”

    I am glad they “has been notified” and not “have been notified”.

    On a serious note, If he was assigned to the jail, he only came into contact with inmates which can be tracked. If he was assigned to the streets, or court, then it really gets sticky, because he has been in contact with the public, and not all public encounters are logged or written up. I think this is one case where patient confidentially needs to be broken in the public’s safety so anyone who man have come into contact with this officer AND remembers his name, will at least know to be on the lookout for signs.

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