Eight Baltimore Police officers have tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 21:34:33-04

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

Officials say 94 officers have been cleared to return to work, following an officer there testing positive for COVID-19.

"It's been very quiet," said neighbor Irene Campagna. "Normally I see officers coming and going. Yesterday my neighbor took a picture of them cleaning the cars."

The Department says while the station itself has re-opened, not all officers assigned to the district have returned.

"I feel safe even with less officers here," said Campagna. "I think this just goes to show it's not the time for people to be acting stupid and doing things they shouldn't be doing and causing more distress for these officers."

The department also has confirmed that there are two additional officers, who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight police officers and two civilian employees.

Currently, there are 120 officers that are self-quarantined.

Baltimore Police say as of Monday, 40 officers of the Southwest District are still self-quarantined, awaiting an evaluation from the health partners or test results for COVID-19. The sanitation of the district building and all associated vehicles have been completed.