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Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan tests positive for COVID-19

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TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan has tested positive for COVID-19, police announced Monday.

Chief Dugan tested positive for the virus on Jan. 10. He is currently self-isolating at home. He reported symptoms including fatigue, a headache and chills.

The chief will work from home for the next two weeks, and police operations will continue without interruption.

“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 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”.

According to a representative from Tampa police, since testing began in March of 2020, a total of 134 members of the Tampa Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19.


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