No police services have been impacted by a recent positive COVID-19 test at the Cheshire Police Department, officials explained this week.
Late on Oct. 23, the PD was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case within the facility and immediately issued a statement to the public explaining that the facility would undergo a “deep clean” as a result. On Monday, officials clarified what had occured.
“Friday evening we learned that one of our civilian employees had tested positive for COVID-19,” confirmed Officer Mike Durkee. “After recieving the news, we met with Chesprocott health officials early on Saturday and followed their guidance.”
As a precaution, the Department shut down finger printing services for one day in addition to performing a deep clean of the entire building.
“We have quarantined four officers and one civillian employee because of the exposure,” added Police Chief Neil Dryfe.
The Cheshire Police Department remains open and fully operational.