Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb posted the following on the department’s social media today:
Unfortunately, as a law enforcement official and elected leader, we do not have the luxury of staying home. This line of work is inherently dangerous, and that is a risk we take when we sign up for the job.
Today, that risk is the COVID-19 virus.
On Saturday, I held a campaign event, where it is likely I came into contact with an infected individual.
On Tuesday, I was called to join the President at the White House. As is protocol, all visitors are screened for the virus. While still asymptomatic, I tested positive for the COVID-19.
I will be self-quarantining for the next 14 days minimum.
I alerted the Pinal County Public Health Dept. immediately after my positive test, and they are working to track all those I came in contact with following the Saturday event.
Thank you, be safe, and God Bless,
-Sheriff Mark Lamb