RAPID CITY (AP) – The Rapid City Police Department says one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19.
Police officials said they learned of the positive test result late Monday afternoon. The officer informed his supervisor when he first began developing symptoms. He remains in self-quarantine.
Supervisors are in the process of determining a timeline of contacts the officer may have made within the last two weeks.
The department is monitoring the health of employees who may have had contact with the officer.
“As a law enforcement agency, we serve a critical infrastructure role,” said Police Chief Karl Jegeris. “We are not in a position to discontinue our services to the community, however, we are doing everything we can to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the day-to-day work of our officers."