Cincinnati police officer diagnosed with coronavirus, 2 others tested

Cincinnati police officer diagnosed with coronavirus, 2 others tested
.A Cincinnati police officer was diagnosed with COVID-19, says Chief Elliot Isaac. (Source: .)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Cincinnati police officer, who works at the District 3 station in Westwood, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, said Police Chief Elliot Isaac announced Saturday.

The officer is in good spirits and is quarantined at home, the chief said in a prepared statement.

Two other District 3 officers have also been tested and are self-quarantining as they wait on their test results, he said.

Chief Isaac said they were taking “immediate measures to decontaminate” the police station. They closed the D3 operations center on Saturday for a deep cleaning.

Police officials also will be working with public health officials to trace who the officer was in contact with, the chief said.

“While we know this is trying time for our officer that has tested positive, we are grateful that they are experiencing mild symptoms and we will support them and the entire Department as this pandemic impacts our city and the world," he said in a prepared statement.

"We will continue to provide the highest level of police services, but we must emphasize the importance of social distancing and the steps we need to take as a society and as a department to keep our employees safe, so we can keep the public safe.”

A little more than 24 hours after closing the entire District Three operations center, CPD posted on Twitter that it was back open.

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