COVID-19 outbreak declared at Brantford police station

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Brantford police station after three people who work for the service have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Brantford Police.

They say the three people are not front-line officers but work in support roles.

Brantford Police say these are the first positive tests within the service.

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The three individuals have not been in the station since Dec. 18.

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The force says all emergency services remain in effect for the service but it has modified some non-emergency services in response of the provincial shutdown.

The service is asking people to avoid coming to the BPS facility on Elgin Street unless it is an emergency.

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Some of the changes include not accepting record check applications or freedom-of-information requests in person and additional screening questions being asked before officers are dispatched to calls.

Police are also asking residents to not call 911 to ask COVID-19-related questions.

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