"He's in touch with his executive staff. He's at home and he is running the department remotely," NYPD spokesman Rich Esposito told ABC News.
Police Commissioner @NYPDShea has tested positive for COVID. He’s doing well. He’s in touch with his executive staff on a regular basis. He’s staying home and he is running the Police Department remotely.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 8, 2021
Esposito said the commissioner regularly attends any number of functions and is in close contact with people all the time.
"He takes extensive precautions but the COVID rate is increasing in the city," he said.
463 members have tested positive for coronavirus this month and the NYPD is monitoring closely.
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