South Fulton police chief and his wife test positive for COVID-19

South Fulton police chief and his wife test positive for COVID-19
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SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — It’s a diagnosis that has affected families throughout Metro Atlanta.

Friday afternoon, the City of South Fulton police reported Chief Keith Meadows and his wife Tanya tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced on Facebook.

Following established protocols, police say six employees who have been in close contact with the chief have been notified and there’s been no impact on the department’s operation.

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“The public should not be concerned as to officers responding to their homes,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Officers are wearing masks and have personal protective equipment (PPE) available while responding to calls. We are also continuing to sanitize the precincts and take all of the necessary precautions to reduce transmissions per CDC guidelines. We are looking forward to Chief and Tanya making a speedy recovery.”

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Meadows was appointed the city’s first chief in July of 2018 and has over 33-years of policing experience including nearly 30-years with Atlanta’s police department.

The chief released a statement in the department’s post as well, “FB family, Tanya and I tested positive for Covid 19 today. Please stay vigilant and continue to protect yourselves, this virus is horrible; however, we trust that God will deliver a healing hand,” Meadows said.

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