Hazlet Police Officer tests positive for coronavirus
A Hazlet Township Police Officer has tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus while two other officers are being quarantined as a precaution.
The officer notified the department that he had become ill with a fever and sore throat and was immediately removed from service.
Hazlet Police then contacted the Monmouth County Health Department and activated protocols that were in place.
The officer was put on home quarantine pending test results.
"In an abundance of caution, we also quarantined twoadditional officers who had close contact with this officer. The infected officers symptoms have diminished and he is recovering on home care."
The two officers that have been on self quarantine are still symptom free and "we are hoping they remain healthy.
"We are working with the Monmouth County Health Department and following the CDC’s recommendations on when these officers can return to duty. The Officers welfare and community safety remain the priority for the Hazlet Township Police Department.
We ask that you please keep these three officers in your thoughts and prayers as well as anyone else infected wit h Covid-19.
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