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Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Pinellas County Sheriff Gualtieri pictured standing at a podium surrounded by law enforcement officers.
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Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency announced on Saturday.

Pinellas County’s sheriff has tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency announced on Saturday.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s symptoms were mild and began with a loss of taste and smell, a release from the sheriff’s office said. He does not have a fever or respiratory issues.

Gualtieri, 58, will remain home for 10 days, following quarantine guidance from the Florida Department of Health. He will continue to work remotely and remain in contact with the Sheriff’s Office command staff, the agency said.

No other information was released. 

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