Duluth Police Department moving to "emergency schedule"

The Duluth Police Department will go into its The Duluth Police Department will go into its "emergency schedule" by Nov. 19.  |  Photo: Duluth Police Department

Updated: November 11, 2020 05:23 PM

A Duluth Police Department spokesperson says they are moving to an "emergency schedule" by Thursday, Nov. 19. 

According to Ingrid Hornibrook, that means all employees who can work remotely will do so. Investigative staff will work three rotating shifts and serve as backup for patrol. And patrol officers will work five days on followed by 10 quarantine days off. 

The DPD enacted a similar schedule in March. 

Hornibrook provided more numbers, saying that since mid-October, they've had 23 people test positive. 17 of them are currently positive.

They expect that on Monday, 32 people will be able to return to work.

Last week, Chief Mike Tusken reported 29 officers and staff members, including himself, were in quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposures. 

A Tuesday press release said the department will continue to do its due diligence to stop the spread of COVID-19 while serving the City of Duluth. 

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