PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is self-quarantining after an employee assigned to her office tested positive for COVID-19, a city spokesperson told Action News on Thursday.
According to officials, Outlaw was informed on November 12 and has been "following all protocols," including working remotely.
The news comes as cases continue to surge across the city and state.
"Despite a rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, PPD remains confident in its ability to provide adequate staffing levels to maintain the public safety that our city deserves and expects," the spokesperson said.
Due to positive COVID cases and the need to quarantine, the Gun Permits Units closed to the public on Wednesday and is not expected to reopen until December 7.
All police facilities impacted by employees who have tested positive will be sanitized and deep-cleaned.
Philadelphia police employees are required to wear a mask at all times and have been provided with PPE and hand sanitizer, officials said.
The new COVID-19 restrictions in Philadelphia will have a major impact on houses of worship, which for the time being can operate at only 5% capacity. While the Archdiocese of Philadelphia revises its guidance, some churches and synagogues in the city have a variety of innovative plans to carry on through the holidays.
As more coronavirus restrictions are set to begin Friday, there seem to be fewer paper products on the shelves of stores.
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