Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb on Wednesday announced in a Facebook post that he tested positive for COVID-19.
"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," he said on Facebook @PinalCountySO.
"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," Sheriff Lamb said.
He said he 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," he said.