Baltimore Police taking extra pre-cautions to minimize officer’s exposure to virus

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 17:58:21-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told what steps the Baltimore Police Department is taking to minimize its officer’s exposure to the coronavirus.

The BPD COVID-19 task force is compiling supplies.

The commissioner said, the task force has put 250 safety kits in its patrol cars and district stations. Those kits contain hand sanitizer, disinfectant, as well as masks and gloves.

The department received 3,000 n-95 masks from the Baltimore Fire Department and another 2,000 from Home Depot.

The commissioner said the force continues to monitor officers for the virus, especially those who call out sick due to or who have symptoms like COVID-19.

“Recently, there have been rumors circulating, concerning the Baltimore Police Department and a member testing positive for the coronavirus, as of today, we have no confirmed cases of a member testing positive with the coronavirus,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison.

The department increased business checks this week to make sure stores are complying with the governor's order closing all non-essential businesses.