Two members of the Bermuda Police Service tested positive for COVID-19, with the police stating that safety protocols were immediately enacted, both officers remain under mandatory quarantine, and additional cleaning of facilities has taken place.
A police spokesperson said, “Two members of the Bermuda Police Service [BPS], recently tested positive for COVID-19. One of the officers tested positive after returning from overseas, the other, may have contracted COVID via local transmission.
“All necessary safety protocols were immediately enacted once the results of the officers’ tests were made known to the BPS Senior Command.
“Both officers remain under mandatory quarantine and are also being closely monitored by the Health Authorities.
“Additional cleaning of facilities has taken place, with the assistance of a professional cleaning company.
“Contacting tracing has begun and required officers are being tested. Any colleagues who may have come into contact with that officer, have now been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting their results, which are expected to be received within the next 24 hours.
“The speed with which the BPS Senior Command were advised of the two positive COVID-19 test results resulted in the immediate implementation of our COVID-19 protocols. This should eliminate any further threat to the safety and wellbeing of staff and members of public.
“However, out of an abundance caution, we will continue to closely monitor this situation and apprise the public as necessary, on any further developments.”