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RCMP confirms 6 cases of COVID-19 amongst officers so far

The RCMP has confirmed that six officers across Canada have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

A statement released today said that the cases were found in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

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“As first responders, the RCMP is mindful of these concerns and is a full participant in the Canada-wide public health effort to fight COVID-19,” the statement said.

“As members of the communities we serve, RCMP employees are not immune to the risks of COVID-19. And as an organisation, the RCMP takes every precaution to ensure the health and safety of both our employees and the public we serve.”

The RCMP added that, even if some front-counter services may be suspended in some detachments, the RCMP is still on the job.

“The RCMP is carefully following direction from public health officials, with respect to any possible exposure to COVID-19, in addition to self-isolation requirements due to reasons such as international travel,” they said.

“As soon as any RCMP employee learns of a possible exposure to the virus, we take immediate precautions.”

The RCMP is working closely with public health authorities to ensure proper monitoring and notification protocols are maintained.

Due to employees’ right to privacy, the officers confirmed to have COVID-19 will not be identified publicly.



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