CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Chicopee Police Department announced on Monday that a fourth police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Public Information Officer Danusia Liszka, the officer worked closely with the other three officers that tested positive last week.
All other officers that have come in contact to these four have been tested and no other positive test results have appeared as of Monday.
The Chicopee Police Department continues to work with the Chicopee Health Department to prevent further spreading of the virus.
Chicopee Mayor John Vieau said everything else within the department is business as usual.
“We’re doing a lot of testing in the police department, services have not been interrupted, dispatch is 100% operating, patrols are out and we’re keeping the community safe,” said Mayor Vieau.
Vieau said the officers who have tested positive are either being quarantined at home or at Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi’s quarantine center for first responders in Ludlow.
The Chicopee Police Department is continuing to sanitize frequently and all officers are wearing the proper PPE.