Moody said he was tested Friday for coronavirus.
“I had no symptoms, but I had some back pain several days before,” Moody said on Monday. “I had some time off — four days — and then wore my bulletproof vest when I was back on duty and thought it was all vest-related; the minor ache in my back.
“I wore a mask on duty and I would wear the mask when I went to the grocery store. I had sinus and normal allergy issues, but really nothing out of the ordinary. Like everyone else on the department, I was following strict safety rules and policy, trying to keep the public — and myself — safe.
Moody said he had no idea how he contracted coronovirus and that he was the first officer on the Moline Police Department to become infected. He is currently self-isolating at home for 14 days.
“I feel fine; perfectly fine,” he said. “I feel good. I don’t have any symptoms.”
Illinois recorded its highest single-day increase of COVID-19 on Friday, with 3,137 new cases. Rock Island County reported 22 additional cases and two more deaths on Monday, bringing the total to 491 cases and 14 deaths.
Illinois remains under stay-at-home orders as the CDC reported 58,505 coronavirus cases in the state on Sunday — the fourth highest number in the country.
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