Louisville Police report officer being treated for COVID-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville Metro Police officer has a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus. The officer last worked a shift on Wednesday, March 25. He is currently being treated at a hospital.

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is working alongside LMPD officials to determine any additional course of action. LMPD has notified all those who may have worked with the officer during the time he may have been ill. The department has had the areas where the officer worked, including his vehicle, cleaned and sanitized.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, LMPD is following the recommendations from Louisville Metro Health and Wellness to keep officers and the public safe. That includes instituting several new protocols, including rolling role calls, limiting public access to police facilities, and increasing the capacity of its telephone reporting unit.