Pinellas County sheriff tests positive for coronavirus

Pinellas County

Commission chair and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri gestures as he speaks during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Meeting, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The commission Thursday will discuss diversion programs for students who commit crimes deemed minor. Suspect Nikolas Cruz was referred to a program while in middle school but never completed it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the sheriff’s office.

Gualtieri tested positive late Friday afternoon and currently has mild symptoms.

The sheriff’s office said his symptoms began with a loss of taste and smell. He has no fever or respiratory issues.

Gualtieri will stay at home for 10 days and will work remotely during the time he is out of the office, according to PCSO.


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