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Two police precincts in Virginia Beach require enhanced cleaning after several employees test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 06:04:21-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach's Occupational Safety and Health staff say they started procedures designed to stop the spread of coronavirus following positive test results among a few Virginia Beach Police employees.

Reports say the Fourth Precinct facility at 5152 Lobaugh Dr. and an administrative area on the first floor of Police Headquarters at 2509 Princess Anne Rd., both require enhanced cleaning and disinfecting after a few employees in each location tested positive for the virus.

The Fourth Precinct facility was closed Thursday evening and will reopen Friday evening. Reports also say officers worked from alternate locations during this period.

Virginia Beach officials say COVID-19 tests will be provided for all the employees who work in these affected areas.

"We will be reinforcing the prescribed practices for stopping the spread," said Interim Police Chief Tony Zucaro. "This situation is a reminder for all of us that the virus is still a very real threat."