101 BPD officers return to work, 42 officers still under quarantine

Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 18:39:01-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the department's Southwest District is slowly getting back to normal operations.

This comes after more than 100 officers and 2 civilians working out of the building were ordered to self-quarantine.

Harrison said, all the officers have been screened or tested.

As of Tuesday, 42 officers are still under quarantine in the southwest district and 101 officers have returned to work.

At a press conference, Mayor Young said 12 officers in the department have tested positive for coronavirus and a number of tests are pending.

"We have given out to just about all of our officers, the n95 mask. We still have a few that we have to give out to officers. And yes, we've given them personal protective equipment, and as more supplies come in, we're restocking those supplies and reissuing every time we get more in. As well as disinfectant materials to disinfect their cars and workstations we're working on that that is a daily thing we're doing.”

Across the department, 150 officers are currently under quarantine and 309 have been quarantined while 59 tests are pending.