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Member of Guelph Police Service diagnosed with COVID

Out of respect for their privacy, police aren't saying if the person is a civilian member of the service or an officer
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The Guelph Police Service says one of its members has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

"Following the advice of public health authorities, the member is in isolation and is recovering. We wish them a speedy recovery. Their families and colleagues are in our thoughts," said a news release.

The member works at headquarters. The member’s name and whether they are a civilian or uniformed member of the police service is being withheld to respect their privacy, said police spokesperson Kyle Grant.

At this point no other members have been asked to self-isolate. Grant said that Public Health deemed it wasn't required because the person had no contact with other members of the force in the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms.

The service was made aware of the respective diagnosis on Friday.

"The Guelph Police Service remains committed to the health and safety of our members and will continue to make decisions that help us limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community we serve."




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