Whitesburg police chief tests positive for COVID-19

WHITESBURG, Ky. — The chief of police in Whitesburg has tested positive for COVID-19, the police department announced Wednesday.

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The department is advising anyone who may have had contact with Fields between July 24 and July 29 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and that they should monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of the disease.

Fields tells Mountain Top News that he is asymptomatic and feels fine. He says he wants to express his gratitude for the numerous calls and messages he has received since the department made the announcement. He asks the public to continue praying for him.

Fields has been police chief in Whitesburg since 2011.