A Lawrence Police Department S.U.V. drives past Weavers Department Store on Massachusetts Street

A Lawrence Police Department officer has tested positive for the coronavirus.

A Lawrence Police Department officer tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a press release

The officer initially experienced symptoms late Tuesday night and does not require hospitalization. The officer has been off duty since Monday and also took steps to further limit exposure to others, the release said. 

“We are following best practices and taking necessary steps to protect all members of the department and the community,” according to the release.

LPD is not releasing the name of the officer for privacy reasons. It is the first positive case in the department, according to the release.

This story is developing. It will be updated as more information is available.