Mayor: At least 20 Lakewood Township police officers self-quarantining after exposure to coronavirus
Lakewood Township Mayor
Raymond Coles says at least 20 police officers are self-quarantining after being
exposed to someone who tested positive for coronavirus.
Mayor Coles says they came
into contact with the person during the funeral last Friday for fellow officer
, 23, who was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash.
Lakewood Police Spokesperson
Greg Staffordsmith tells News 12 in addition to having disposable masks
available and instructing those in attendance to maintain social distancing,
the Lakewood Police Department is actively finding out how many officers had contact
with the infected person.
None of the quarantined
officers have tested positive. They will be monitored closely over the next few
days for signs of illness.
Lakewood police is reminding anyone who was in attendance to self-monitor, and encourage
those who may be exhibiting signs or symptoms to immediately seek medical
attention and get testing.