Royal Oak Police Chief tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 16:16:48-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O'Donohue has tested positive for the coronavirus.

O'Donohue is the third police chief in metro Detroit to have tested positive for the virus. Highland Park Police Chief Hilton Napoleon and Detroit Police Chief James Craig both tested positive back in March.

Chief O’Donohue released this message regarding department testing and his condition:

“After my COVID-19 positive test results, several members of the police department have been tested, including those who have worked most closely with me. I am are very pleased to announce that, so far, all the tests have come back negative."
“Deputy Chief Frazier is among those who have tested. DC Frazier works very closely with me and has had more contact with me than anyone else at the city. His negative test, along with the others, would seem to indicate that the mitigation efforts we have implemented within the police department are effective. I encourage everyone to please keep them up."
“Although I am anxious to get back to work, I will remain quarantined until I am medically cleared to return. Thank you to all those who have reach out to me. Your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated. I am feeling well and currently have no symptoms.”

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