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An Anne Arundel County police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first member of the department known to have contracted the respiratory virus, county officials announced Thursday.
The officer is in the hospital, County Executive Steuart Pittman said on a video call with local media.
Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a police spokeswoman, declined to describe the officer’s condition and said police do not know if the officer contracted the virus in the line of duty.
“He’s been quarantining for weeks already,” Davis told The Capital. “We don’t think there’s additional officer exposure from him.”
County health officials are conducting contact tracing for the officer and notifying anybody he has come into contact with, said Jennifer Schneider, deputy director for Disease Prevention and Management at the Department of Health.
By using this online resource, citizens enable police officers to remain in service for higher priority calls, according to press release. If the crime is actively in progress call 911 or 410-222-8610. If you are calling to file a police report, you may be told that an officer will call you back to take the information for your report.
Criteria for filing an online report are listed on the website. You do not need to call the police department first to file an Online Crime Report, which will be reviewed on the day its submitted or the next business day.