BPD re-opens Southwest District station after officer tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 9:22 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 09:26:24-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Police Department on Monday confirmed that the Southwest District station house has been sanitized and re-opened after an officer tested positive for COVID-19.

Commissioner Michael Harrison ordered all officers assigned to the station to self-quarantine.

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The Department says while the station itself has re-opened, not all officers assigned to the district have returned. The exact number still out is unclear. Different officers in other units throughout the department had been redeployed to fill in.

As of Sunday, six Baltimore police officers and two civilian employees have tested positive for COVID-19, while another 219 are out on quarantine.

Thus far throughout the pandemic, there have been a total of 305 officers and civilians placed into quarantine, 82 of which have been cleared to return to work.