Massachusetts State Police officials shut down the on-site recruit training academy on Tuesday after two trainees reported they had tested positive for COVID-19.
State Police had already accelerated the training academy by several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic and moved the graduation, originally scheduled for June, to May 6, David Procopio, state police spokesman, told MassLive.
Late last week the department decided that this current week, April 20-24, would be the last week for on-site training at the New Braintree facility and trainees would undergo one additional week of online learning and the graduate on May 6,” he said.
All class members have been told to quarantine for 14 days as a preventative measure. They will also be tested for COVID-19 during that period, Procopio said.