Saskatchewan RCMP officer tests positive for COVID-19
Saskatchewan RCMP police officer is now self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
The officer was advised by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) last week they may have been exposed to the virus and immediately self-isolated as per the direction given by SHA.
The officer, stationed in Prince Albert, will continue following the direction of SHA and remain in self-isolation.
The Saskatchewan RCMP is following all directions given by SHA in relation to this positive test result. This includes disinfecting any areas the officer may have been in as well as working with SHA investigators to ensure the officer’s co-workers are notified and follow the direction given by the SHA.
“We understand that people are worried about COVID-19 in their communities. So are we,” the agency stated in a news release. “As first responders, the Saskatchewan RCMP is mindful of these concerns and is a full participant in the public health effort to fight COVID-19.”
As an organization, Saskatchewan RCMP says it is “taking every precaution” to ensure the health and safety of both its employees and the public it serves.
“We have enhanced cleaning of our detachments and police vehicles to keep our work environment as clean as possible. To help maintain the well-being of our officers responding to calls for service, our Divisional Operational Communications Centre has implemented two new questions to help assess any potential health concerns and ensures our officers can take appropriate measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.”