Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday January 10, 2021. He is currently self-isolating at home.
"Being a cancer survivor, I am very aware of the need to protect myself to avoid any possible complications that could come with COVID-19", said Chief Dugan. "Despite my best efforts to maintain social distance, use a mask, and constantly wash my hands, it is evident that anyone can get COVID-19".
Chief Dugan reported symptoms including fatigue, a headache, and chills. He will continue to work from home for the next two weeks. The daily operations of the Tampa Police will continue, without interruption, carried out by members of Chief Dugan's executive staff.
"It is important that everyone in our community follow CDC guidelines to keep yourself and others safe, and to help slow the spread of this virus", Chief Dugan said.
Since testing began in March 2020, 134 members of the Tampa Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, go to www.tampa.gov/COVID-19