SAPD officer tests positive for COVID-19, health officials say

Two other officers are also at a high risk of exposure, according to officials

San Antonio Police Department
San Antonio Police Department (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Metro Health officials.

The San Antonio Police Department confirmed to Metro Health that the officer tested positive on Monday and officials said the case is travel-related.

Two other officers are also at a high risk of exposure and will be self-quarantining for 14 days and will follow CDC guidelines, Metro Health said.

Health officials are investigating if any other staff within the police department had any potential exposure.

The officer that tested positive for COVID-19 is a seven-year veteran of the department, officials said.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.


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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.