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Milwaukee Police Department employee tests positive for coronavirus

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A member of the Milwaukee Police Department has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the department on Monday, March 16. 

According to a news release, the employee is under home quarantine and the people within this employee’s work location are being monitored closely.

This employee’s role within the Milwaukee Police Department does not involve any direct contact with the public; therefore, there is no reason to believe that the public was placed at risk.

Due to the recent virus pandemic, the Milwaukee Police Department modified daily operations for several services that are available to the public to minimize face-to-face contact which include the following:

  • The Forensics Division located at the Milwaukee Police Administration Building, 749 W. State Street, will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. This will impact the public’s availability to obtain fingerprinting services.
  • Milwaukee Police Department Open Records Section is closed to the public, anyone requesting open records requests can do so online at mpdopenrecords@milwaukee.gov. Delays should be expected for requests being fulfilled.
  • The Milwaukee Police Department is asking the public to avoid visiting district locations unless necessary. Residents seeking information are encouraged to contact district locations by phone:

District One(414) 935-7213
District Two(414) 935-7222
District Three(414) 935-7232
District Four(414) 935-7243
District Five(414) 935-7252
District Six(414) 935-7262
District Seven(414) 935-7272

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