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11 Lewiston Police Department Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

The Lewiston Police Department has confirmed that 11 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a message on Facebook, the department says it is working with the Maine Center for Disease Control and currently testing all employees, including police officers, administrators and civilian staff.

Those employees who do not feel well are being encouraged to stay home and others are working remotely as a safety precaution.

A spokesperson for the police department could not be immediately reached for comment but according to the statement, law enforcement operations, except for certain administrative functions, will continue as normal.

The department says it wants the public to know that if they call for an emergency, police will respond.