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2 Henderson police officers test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jun 23, 2020

HENDERSON (KTNV) — The Henderson Police Department says two of its officers tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

The officers are assigned to the Training and Development Unit. The department says a contact tracing investigation was set into motion after the results came in on Sunday.

The exposure was primarily contained in the Henderson Police Academy facilities involving recruits and training staff.

Due to social distancing protocols already in place, the recruits were determined to have a low-risk exposure. Several Academy training staff were determined to have a medium/high-risk exposure.

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Out of an abundance of caution, the department says the academy recruits and officers who were determined to have a medium/high-risk exposure are undergoing a 14-day quarantine per CDC guidelines.

In addition, all involved officers were provided exposure notifications and were provided instructions regarding testing protocol.

There was one SWAT officer who was determined to have a medium/high-risk exposure and is being quarantined pending the result of a COVID test. That exposure will not affect SWAT operations within the City of Henderson.

The City of Henderson Police Department will continue to actively monitor these incidents and will continue with established social distancing protocols.