Second Richmond police officer tests positive for COVID-19

Second Richmond police officer tests positive for COVID-19
A second Richmond police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A second Richmond police officer from the First Precinct has tested positive for COVID-19.

The police chief said the male officer is in his 40s. He is home and expected to be OK.

About 14 other officers at the first have been asked to self-quarantine, and as a result, it is impacting staffing.

Employees are being moved around to cover for now.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says there is now a total of 18 COVID-19 cases in the city.

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