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CPD: District 3 reopens after one police officer tests positive for COVID-19

Two additional officers await results
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Posted at 12:41 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 18:06:46-04

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati Police officer has a confirmed case of COVID-19, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac said Saturday.

The officer who tested positive works in District 3, he said. This is the Cincinnati Police Department's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Saturday's announcement temporally halted operations in the District 3 offices as crews immediately began deep cleaning and decontamination treatments. The District 3 offices reopened Sunday, according to Twitter.

Two additional officers from District 3 have also been tested for the coronavirus and are in self-quarantine as they wait for test results, officials said.

Police said the officer who tested positive has mild symptoms and is in good spirits.

"While we know this is a 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," said Isaac. "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."