About 40 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies are being quarantined after their possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, spokeswoman Teri Barbera told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Friday morning.
The deputies are in self-quarantine at their homes after coming into contact with someone who had symptoms of the coronavirus, Barbera said.
Three deputies have already tested positive for COVID-19 and one is reportedly in critical condition.
“Praying for our third deputy who tested positive, our entire PBSO family, first responders and all health professionals,” wrote the sheriff’s office on Twitter.
According to the sheriff’s office, the two other deputies are in quarantine at home.
Barbera previously said two of the deputies were in quarantine at their homes, while a third was in a hospital in critical condition.
She said one deputy worked at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center on Gun Club Road near West Palm Beach, and another worked about 40 miles away at the west county jail.