The Palm Springs Police Department announced on Tuesday that once officer has tested positive for COVID-19 and nine additional officers are on quarantine.
From a Facebook post from the Department:
When COVID 19 was announced, The Palm Springs Police Department worked tirelessly to ensure our staff had PPE’s ready to keep them protected while serving the public. Unfortunately, we were notified this past weekend that one of our police officers tested positive for COVID-19. The officer unfortunately learned of the exposure while at work and has been quarantined away from work and his family for the next 14 days.
Out of an abundance of caution, 9 additional officers that had contact with the officer have also been quarantined away from work and their families for the next 14 days. It should be noted that we do not have any presumptive positive cases among the 9 employees who had contact with the officer.
The department added that the officer who tested positive for coronavirus is assigned to the graveyard patrol unit working from 9pm – 7am. PSPD says they have reached out to all members of the public who may have had contact with the officer to inform them of the officer’s COVID 19 status.