CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Cleveland Heights police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Chief Annette Mecklenburg.
The chief said that the officer is believed to have contracted the virus while at a social gathering while off-duty last week.
The officer is quarantined and receiving treatment.
Several other officers who were at the same event are also under quarantine but are not exhibiting symptoms. The department is working with the Ohio Board of Health and “has taken all necessary measures to prevent further spread,” according to the chief.
“I'd just like to remind everyone to follow the governor's orders and stay at home and practice all of the social distancing guidance we’ve been given,” Mecklenburg said.
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