2nd Richmond Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 00:09:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A second Richmond Police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, the department confirmed.

The patient is a male in his forties who worked at the First Precinct.

Richmond Police say several other First Precinct officers have been asked to self-quarantine. A RPD spokesperson says adjustments have been made and staffing remains adequate.

This second cases comes after a First Precinct officer tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. The officer, who is in her 40s, traveled to New York before getting sick.

Police say the First Precinct headquarters has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

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