Lawrence police officer tests positive for COVID-19

Lawrence Police
Posted at 4:56 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:56:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An officer in the Lawrence, Kansas, Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Friday.

According to a release, the officer experienced symptoms on Tuesday and limited exposure to others per prior recommendations.

The officer, who was not on-duty when the onset of symptoms started, has continued to experience mild symptoms, but has not been hospitalized.

A department spokesperson said the officer has not traveled recently nor had contact with any previously known patients with the virus.