UPDATE: Another WF police officer tests positive for COVID-19, total now 4

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UPDATE 7:51 p.m.

The Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District has announced that another Wichita Falls Police Officer tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of officers who have tested positive to four and the total number of confirmed positive cases in the county to 319.

This officer had contact with one of the original 3 cases, and has been off work since late last week.

The officers’ job responsibilities do not involve in-person interactions with the public.

Three Wichita Falls police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to WFPD Public Information Officer Charlie Eipper.

Further details, including the officers current status, when they tested positive or how they were infected were not made available.

According to Eipper, Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego has briefed the department on specific measures to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Eipper said officers have been wearing masks in the hallways and common areas of WFPD buildings, social distancing has been enforced and group meetings and briefings are rare.

Eipper also said WFPD has adjusted some schedules in order to keep the minimum number of officers inside closed quarters as possible.

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