Lincoln police officer tests positive for COVID-19 after working protests

A Lincoln Police Department officer who worked during recent protests has tested positive for COVID-19.
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File photo of police
File photo of police

A Lincoln Police Department officer who worked during recent protests has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officer Erin Spilker said the officer – who is the first in the department to test positive – chose to get tested as a precaution after last week’s demonstrations that  lasted for several days.

The officer is asymptomatic and is currently self-quarantining, Spilker said. The officer was tested on Thursday and got their results back Sunday.

Employees who were in contact have been notified and have been urged to quarantine as well, Spilker said.

The officer is being monitored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

No other LPD employees have tested positive positive for the virus, Spilker said.

Two members of the Nebraska National Guard who assisted law enforcement during protests and riots in Lincoln last week have also tested positive for COVID-19.

 

 

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