Third Cincinnati Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 19:29:03-04

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CINCINNATI - A third Cincinnati Police officer has tested positive for coronavirus/COVID-19.

The officer is currently self-quarantining, according to Lt. Steve Saunders on Wednesday. Police officials will not release this officer's location at this time.

Earlier this week, Saunders wrote in a news release that a second officer, who had been self-quarantined at home since their symptoms began, “is in good spirits and recuperating from the symptoms.”

Another officer was diagnosed March 28, prompting the Cincinnati Police Department to clean and sterilize District 3 headquarters. The second officer also worked at District 3, which serves the west side of the city.

A third District 3 officer had been in quarantine with possible symptoms and is still awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

On Monday, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the second positive test "should reaffirm for everyone in the community that this virus has serious implications for public safety.”

“We are stressing more than ever for citizens to heed Governor DeWine’s Stay-At-Home order and we need everyone to do their part to keep our city safe and healthy," Isaac said.

Despite the two confirmed diagnoses, District 3 headquarters on Ferguson Road will remain open. Cincinnatians should not expect any interruption in service, Saunders wrote.