LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Five North Las Vegas Police officers have been placed on quarantine after being exposed by a suspect who tested positive, according to the North Las Vegas Assistant Manager Delen Goldberg.
The officers had responded to a late night incident on April 9, not knowing that the suspect may have been infected.
On April 11, the suspect began exhibiting symptoms for the virus and tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials immediately notified the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the officers were placed on quarantine with paid administrative leave.
Officials say they will not be back to work until April 24, 14 days after their initial exposure.
None of the officers have shown any signs or symptoms.
The report also states that, based on body camera footage, none of the officers followed directives and protocols established by the city, choosing not to wear their personal protective equipment.
Nurses from the EOC have been making regular calls on the officers during their quarantine.