Two deputies with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office are in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
Sheriff Ken Mascara says his office is working with the Florida Department of Health to do contact tracing to determine who the deputies have been in contact with over the last several weeks and encourage them to self-isolate.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, one of my worst fears was that one of our employees would contract it,” said Mascara. “Even with all the layers of precaution we have implemented, the virus has found its way into our agency.”
The male deputies are on administrative leave.