Police say civilian employee tests positive for COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Police Service said a civilian employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The information was released during a news conference Wednesday afternoon from Police Chief Danny Smyth.

Smyth confirmed the employee worked in the communications department as a 911 call taker, and last worked on April 1. The employee sought treatment on April 4.

Four other employees who worked with the impacted employee have been sent home to self-isolate as a precaution. None of the four are showing symptoms.

Additional staff have been called in to deal with the work shortage.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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