A civilian employee with the Morgantown Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now under self-isolation for 14 days.
The MPD is working with the Monongalia County Health Department for guidance and for any additional contact tracing. Department administration has reached out to employees that may have come into close contact with the individual and is instructing them to self-isolate for 14 days. The MPD does not believe that the person had any contact with the general public as part of ther duties.
The Morgantown Police Department has implemented the following measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus:
- The individual that tested positive is isolated.
- Coordinating with the MCHD to conduct contact tracing.
- Employees known to have come into close contact have been instructed to self-isolate.
- The Morgantown Police Department has undergone a deep cleaning.
The positive test is expected to have little to no operational impact on the MPD.