RCMP officer tests positive for COVID-19

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DARTMOUTH – A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP has tested positive for COVID-19 following asymptomatic testing. The employee, who is a police officer in Halifax District, is self-isolating at home following the diagnosis. At this time, the case is not believed to be related to frontline interaction.

A press release received from the RCMP says this is the first case of an RCMP member in Nova Scotia, who has had contact with the public, testing positive for COVID-19. The Nova Scotia RCMP is following all directives and advice given by the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).

All frontline RCMP officers in Nova Scotia have personal protective equipment and are using it when responding to calls that may involve possible exposure to COVID-19.