Princeton police officer tests positive for coronavirus; two others await testing


PRINCETON – A Princeton police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

The officer began displaying symptoms on March 22 and immediately took steps to self-isolate, according to information provided by the Princeton Health Department on March 28.

The officer is currently not hospitalized and continues showing mild symptoms of COVID-19, according to the statement.

The officer has written no citations, has made no arrests and has had limited contact with the public during the period of communicability, officials said. Anyone who had direct contact with the officer is being notified by the Princeton Health Department.

The Princeton Police Department has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of officers. The group of officers are all being quarantined at this time, according to the statement.


Immediately upon receipt of information that the officer was not feeling well, measures were taken at the police department to disinfect all areas of the police department and patrol vehicles, officials said. Two additional members of the police department are currently awaiting tests.


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