Los Angeles Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus
A Los Angeles Airport Police officer has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), airport officials confirmed on Sunday March 15. The deadly virus has claimed the lives of thousands worldwide.
Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed at least two Coronavirus cases involving screeners at LAX MSN reports. County health officials are interviewing anyone else who may have been exposed. It is likely the police officer was infected due to being in close proximity to the other infected airport workers.
As of Saturday, Los Angeles county has reported a total of 53 Coronavirus cases. Officials said they're seeing more evidence of community spread.
Los Angeles International Airport spokesperson Heath Montgomery says:
"We are in touch with Los Angeles County Public Health. They have the information on the officer and are working to identify any other officers or employees who may have had prolonged or close contact with this individual. We will continue to follow all direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and County Health on how we can best protect our employees and guests and reduce the spread of germs."
Airport management plans to meet with the police union leaders this week to provide further details regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.