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2 Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office members test positive for COVID-19

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Authorities say two members of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office have tested positive for COVID-19.

The two members, a deputy in the Court Services Division and a stores clerk in the Milwaukee County Jail, are currently in self-isolation.

The deputy sheriff, who is assigned to the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center, was sent home on April 1 after experiencing symptoms. She was later tested and found to be positive for COVID-19. The Sheriff's Office says the deputy's daily assignment did not involve contact with in-custody youth or members of the public.

The stores clerk, who is assigned to the Property Room at the Milwaukee County Jail, was sent home on March 26 due to an elevated temperature. The clerk was later tested and found to be positive for the virus. The Sheriff's Office says the clerk's responsibilities do not involve contact with the public or people in custody. 

The Sheriff's Office says they have conducted internal contact tracing to determine whether either member had close contact with other MCSO employees. 

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