KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Five Kansas City, Missouri Police Department members have now tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sergeant Jake Becchina from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said Monday that five of its members have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Including three sworn officers assigned to the patrol bureau and two non-sworn civilian employees. In addition, 25 others are in quarantine,” Becchina said. “Staffing levels are good still and the department has provisions in place to ensure enough staffing to respond to calls for service.”
No one from the department has been hospitalized.
On April 1, 2020, the department said that two of its members had tested positive. Those members were a police officer assigned to a patrol division and a civilian employee. They are both being treated at their houses.
"We have enacted our procedures, including quarantining those who had direct contact with the members. We are all aware that the key to reducing the spread of the virus is to limit further exposure," the department said in a written release.
According to the Fraternal Order of Police Monday, since last week, they have been working with Jackson County, the Kansas City Police Department and the Kansas City Fire Department to secure funding for the purchase of 100,000 total masks.
They have now secured that funding. They also say a donor purchased 50,000 masks which will be distributed to first responders statewide.
KCPD officials say they are confident they currently have enough masks to equip to their officers. They say they’ve received many donations and are making efforts to find masks for purchase every day.
The Fraternal Order of Police say the 50,000 face masks should be distributed statewide by April 11.