COVID-19 outbreak at Colorado Springs police Sand Creek Division

Three employees of the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Sand Creek Division have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The El Paso County Public Health department has declared the division’s COVID-19 situation an outbreak, according to a news release.

“An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases within 14 days, with evidence of transmission within the facility,” the health department said.

As of Friday, the spread has been contained to the division’s investigations unit.

The infected individuals, and those potentially exposed, were isolated or quarantined in accordance with EPCPH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Those with positive cases appear to be recovering quickly, according to the release, and the spread has been limited to a small section of the department. No staffing shortages are expected because of the outbreak and operations continue as normal.

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