Two Salt Lake City Police Officers Test Positive For COVID-19
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two officers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Both of the officers are first responders, according to a statement from the SLCPD, and the department’s health and safety officer is working to conduct contact tracing.
The officers and approximately 20 other employees were immediately quarantined and will work from home until they are cleared by medical professionals to return to work, the statement read.
“Early on, we put policies and procedures in place to not only protect our employees, but to also ensure we could still perform our duties without interruption,” SLCPD Chief Mike Brown said. “While these new positive cases have not required us to implement any of our plans, we feel confident we can continue to conduct our duties to the community without interruption.”
“If we see a reduction to first responder numbers due to quarantine, we have a plan to move detectives into first responder roles as necessary,” he added. “We continue to do everything possible to protect our employees and ensure the health and safety of our officers and the community.”
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