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Baltimore Police temporarily suspends in-service training after COVID-19 exposure

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 14:12:29-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Police Department has temporarily suspended in-service training after four trainees and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 since July 17.

As of Monday, 65 members of the department have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and an additional 42 are currently out on quarantine.

The Baltimore Police Department is working with the University of Baltimore to have the facility cleaned and disinfected.

In the meantime, the training academy will continue its remote learning.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 638 employees of the department have been quarantined for some length of time due to potential exposure to COVID-19 to include travel from high-risk areas, displaying flu-like symptoms or symptoms of a respiratory illnesses.

Of the 638 employees who have been quarantined, 596 have been cleared to return to work.

BPD continues to follow the recommendations of health officials and take necessary precautions to keep their officers safe.