SJPD Reserve Officer Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus

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The San Jose Police Department announced Thursday that a reserve officer has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

While the officer recovers at home, almost two dozen of his colleagues have been told to stay in quarantine.

The officer works festivals, the flea market and occassionally goes out on patrol.

Once Chief Eddie Garcia found out about the positive test, he ordered the more than 20 other reserves who were at a recent luncheon with the officer to stay home. If they continue not to show symptoms, they can go back to work on Tuesday.

The announcement comes just one day after Garcia told The New York Times that the nation's testing priorities are not in order with first responders in line behind stars.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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