The chief of the Houston Police Department, Art Acevedo, told CNN that the police department has recorded a huge spike in Covid-19 cases due to protests.
"Our own department, because of what went on with all these protests, we have seen a huge spike," Acevedo said. "We've had about 50 or 60 positive tests come back here in a very short period of time."
Acevedo said that in less than two weeks, the cases in the department have doubled due to "close proximity."
"Take the lesson from us, please wear your mask. It is the right thing to do. It is not about politics, it's about common courtesy and personal responsibility," he added.