LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Seven more Los Angeles Police Department employees and three more Los Angeles Fire Department employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The news comes the day after LAPD announced three additional employees had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 15 confirmed cases within the department.READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
“The Department has strict protocols for any employee who experiences symptoms of the virus,” LAPD said in a previous release. “They are instructed to go home and their workspaces are sanitized.”READ MORE: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
In total, LAPD now has 22 employees who have tested positive for the virus and LAFD has five employees diagnosed with the illness.
Nearly 80 LAFD personnel have been tested for coronavirus in the past week, according to LAFD spokesman Nicholas Prange.MORE NEWS: Mayor Eric Garcetti Urges Property Owners To Sign Up For City's New Program
A release from the city said all of the individuals were quarantined at home and recovering.