Second Baltimore County police officer tests positive for COVID-19

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A second Baltimore County police officer tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced on Monday.

Sgt. Vickie Warehime, director of public affairs for the department, said police are working with the county health department to investigate with whom the officer may have come in contact.

Those people will be contacted and given further guidance.

“We continue to provide the highest level of service to our community but need your help,” Warehime said in a statement. “Heed the Governor’s orders and shelter in place unless it is essential. We all must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Today’s news comes three days after county officials announced one police officer and one fire department member tested positive for the virus. Both were self-quarantining after learning of the results.

“I am grateful for the dedication of the brave men and women serving on the front lines, and we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our first responders,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said in a statement. “We will continue to follow the recommendations of federal, state, and local health officials as we work to serve those who serve us throughout this rapidly evolving public health crisis.”

Officials said last week that both departments are cleaning and sanitizing work areas and equipment to follow guidelines on slowing the spread of the disease. Police officers, firefighters and EMTs are also using personal protective equipment and participating in daily health check-ins.

Brandon Weigel


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