3 Vancouver police officers positive for COVID after responding to big party: union

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VANCOUVER – Several Vancouver police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 after being called to an ‘out of control’ party, according to their union. Ralph Kaisers, president of the Vancouver Police Union, tweeted on Friday that three officers have caught the virus and two full patrol teams are in isolation following the incident.

Kaisers said more than 100 people had gathered by the time police became involved. The Vancouver Police Union did not respond to a request for more details.

Sources told CTV News that the party took place on the night of July 25 in the penthouse of a building on Richards Street in downtown Vancouver.

Officers were first called to the scene due to a noise complaint, the sources said.

The Vancouver Police Department confirmed three officers tested positive, but could not provide further details on the circumstances.

“How they caught the virus, I cannot confirm it”, Const. Said Tania Visintin.

Patrol teams were sent to self-isolate at their homes as they were “exposed to those members” who contracted the coronavirus, Visintin added.

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