Lexington police officer who worked during downtown protests tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 14:11:00-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An officer with the Lexington Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19.

Police say the officer took the test after a family member began experiencing symptoms and tested positive. The officer is currently asymptomatic and has been self-isolating at home for several days.

The Lexington Police Department says the officer works an investigative assignment and does not have regular or frequent contact with the public like a patrol officer would. However, he has – like most sworn personnel in the department – worked during the downtown protests. The officer was working the protests as recently as Wednesday, June 10.

The department says they're continuing to monitor the condition of the affected officer and those he may have been in contact with.