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Halifax RCMP officer tests positive for COVID-19 after asymptomatic test

This is the first case of a Nova Scotia RCMP member — who has had contact with the public — testing positive for the virus
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(Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

A Nova Scotia RCMP member has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking an asymptomatic test for the virus.

In a news release, the RCMP says the police officer, who's an employee in the Halifax district, is currently self-isolating at home.

It also says the case, at this time, is not believed to be related to frontline interaction.

Chris Marshall, Nova Scotia RCMP's public information officer, says the officer received their results back on May 1.

The RCMP says it's following "all directives and advice" given by the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) including:

  • Disinfecting areas the officer may have been in
  • Working with the NSHA to ensure the officer’s co-workers are notified and follow its directions
  • Working with NSHA investigators so they can complete contact tracing and notify members of the public who may have been in contact with this member

"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," the news release says.

This is the first case of a Nova Scotia RCMP member — who has had contact with the public — testing positive for the virus.




Chris Stoodley

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Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as CityNews Halifax's weekend editor.
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