CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police on Sunday announced three more cases of COVID-19 among sworn officers within the department.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced Sunday afternoon that a detective and an officer had been diagnosed. They work in different facilities, and are not related to the first confirmed case within the department, which was announced last week.
“To further ensure the health and safety of our members, we are working very closely with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the City’s Department of Assets, Information and Services (AIS) to clean affected workstations and have contacted members that may have come in close contact with these officers,” Guglielmi wrote. “We are taking these cases extremely seriously and working as hard as possible to practice appropriate infection control and educate police officers on best practices.”
On Sunday night, Guglielmi announced that a fourth officer had also tested positive. That officer is assigned to a South Side patrol district, and there is no indication of how the case is connected to the other three, Guglielmi wrote.
The department is taking the same precautions with regard to the fourth officer.
The CPD now has four cases with others being tested.
This past Thursday, police announced a detective stationed at the Homan Square facility on the city’s West Side had tested positive for coronavirus.
Homan Square stores evidence and recovered property, and is where the department’s SWAT Unit, evidence technicians, and ballistics lab are stationed.
The detective and a family member tested positive for COVID-19.
Police on Sunday did not specify where the two officers who were newly diagnosed work.