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SLCPD officer tests positive for COVID-19; about 30 employees quarantined

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 16:50:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City Police Department officer has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Wednesday.

According to a news release from SLCPD, the officer is not a first responder. That officer and approximately 30 other employees were immediately quarantined and will work from home until medical professionals clear them to return.

“The health and safety of our officers and the community is our first priority,” Chief Mike Brown state in the news release. “SLCPD started early on to put policies in place for the protection of our employees against this virus. Since learning of this confirmed case, we are cleaning and disinfecting the facilities the employee used. We have planned ahead for such an event and feel confident in telling you that we will continue to have enough officers to perform the tasks that we have to accomplish.”

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