A second Baltimore County police officer has tested positive for coronavirus, police said Monday.
The Baltimore County Police Department learned of the second case over the weekend, police spokeswoman Sgt. Vickie Warehime said. Thirty-two police officers have been ordered by the state health department to quarantine themselves.
Police announced Friday that the first officer tested positive for coronavirus, along with a Baltimore County Fire Department member assigned to fire support services.
Both officers are self-quarantining and are expected to make a full recovery, Warehime said.
Police are working with the Maryland Department of Health Department to trace the officers’ contact to determine who may have been exposed, Warehime said.
Baltimore County police are following health department guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing work areas and equipment. Other steps include the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and daily “healthy check-ins” for all employees to ensure anyone with symptoms is sent home.
“Heed the Governor’s orders and shelter in place unless it is essential,” Warehime said in a statement. “We all must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday ordered residents to remain at home except for essential business.