The city confirmed Monday, June 8 that three officers with the Mission Police Department have tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to a press release from the city, the officers have been directed to self-quarantine at home, and the city of Mission “is taking proper steps to notify and quarantine others who may have been in contact with them.”
The press release stated that the deep cleaning of workstations and common areas at the Mission Police Department is now underway, and that germ-fighting e-misters are being used to sanitize the building.
“We have notified everyone that was in direct contact with the three officers, and have asked them to self-quarantine. All three are isolated cases, the virus did not spread from one officer to another,” Police Chief Robert Dominguez said. “We are taking every precautionary measure possible to safeguard officers and employees here at the police department. Our number one priority is their health and safety.”
There will be an increase in the number of hand-sanitizing stations throughout the police station, as well as extra hand washing signs that remind employees and visitors to wash their hands frequently. Employees are also required to wear face coverings in common areas and to continue social distancing.
The Mission City Council will be holding a special city council meeting at 4 p.m., a workshop at 4;30 p.m. and a regular meeting today – Monday, June 8, at city hall and via phone and Zoom video conference.