RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Riverside County sheriff's deputy who tested positive for COVID-19 was quarantined at home today.
According to Sheriff Chad Bianco, the deputy arrived to work several days ago and reported feeling symptoms early on in the shift. A supervisor was notified and the deputy was sent home, Bianco said.
The deputy, who was assigned to one of the county's jails -- which one was not specified -- did not have contact with any employees or inmates because of the nature of the assignment that day, according to Bianco.
"The deputy is doing well and recovering at home,'' the sheriff said in a Facebook video message posted about 6 p.m. Thursday.
"This is sad news; it is certainly not unexpected news given the potential exposure that first responders experience,'' Bianco sa