A City of Carterville police officer has tested positive for COVID-19

“We believe the transition risk is very low.”

In a release Tuesday the City said the officer is recovering at home in isolation. The officer’s identity was not released.
The officer has not been to work in seven days. The City was informed of the test results Monday afternoon.
Every employee at the police department who has worked in the last two weeks will be tested for COVID-19 according to Mayor Brad Robinson.
“They have access to PPE, specifically to masks. They received training from our fire department on how to properly use them. And those have been available for quite awhile.”
Robinson said officers have been using social distancing at the office.
“We believe the transition risk is very low. We are testing everyone. We are having the police station professionally disinfected in the morning,” Robinson said.
There are now 83,021 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois with 3,601. Over 471,691 tests have been administered.
44 positive cases in Williamson County.