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El Paso County deputy tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 17:30:30-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO) announced Sunday that a deputy has a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Sheriff's Office said the deputy is isolated at home, has been for nearly a week now, and is getting better. All employees who had contact with the deputy have been notified and are taking appropriate precautions, the EPCSO said.

In the announcement, the EPCSO said that staff has had plans and structures in place for some time and have continued to take steps to prevent further spread to other employees and inmates that are housed in the jail.

The lobby at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue will continue to be closed to the public. The lobby at the El Paso County Jail remains open for bonding and use of the Kiosk only.

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