Three More Chicago Cops Test Positive For COVID-19

Sun-Times Media Wire
March 25, 2020 - 6:43 pm
Chicago Police squad car

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Three additional Chicago police officers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The new cases bring the total number of CPD officers infected with COVID-19 to nine, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

“Despite symptoms, they remain in good spirits,” Guglielmi wrote in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck announced new department protocols Wednesday to prevent the spread of the disease among officers.

A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly entering the 11th District police station and coughing on front desk staff, police said. Another man was charged with coughing in an officer’s face Sunday morning and claiming he had the coronavirus.

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