NYPD, Dallas police officers return to duty after recovering from COVID-19

Three NYPD officers and one Dallas officer returned to duty this week after being infected with the coronavirus


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NEW YORK — On the same day a record number of daily deaths related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic were reported in New York, there was some encouraging days.

NYPD Inspector Kathleen Walsh tweeted on Monday, April 6, that Officer Jay Prieto of the 19th Precinct had returned to work after recovering from COVID-19.

Walsh tweeted: "Hi internet! We heard you’d like Some Good News, so here’s our submission: Welcome back Officer Prieto, one of our first officers fully recovered from COVID-19, back full duty & fit as a fiddle! Not to worry—the mask is only for extra protection. We’re so happy to have him back!"

Prieto is one of the first of some 200 officers who tested positive for the novel coronavirus who have returned to work, according to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.

Shea threw a tweet out to two other Central Park officers who also returned to work on Monday after recovering from the virus including Officer Moreira and Officer Solozano.

The Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday that one of its officers has also recovered from COVID-19 and returned to duty.

"The Dallas Police Department would like to welcome back our first officer who returned to duty today, after a full recovery from COVID-19," the department wrote on Facebook. "Welcome back Officer Walker!"

 

The Dallas Police Department would like to welcome back our first officer who returned to duty today, after a full recovery from #COVID19. Welcome back Officer Walker!

Posted by Dallas Police Department on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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