Two Windsor Police staff test positive for COVID-19

Windsor Police crest at police headquarters. Blackburn News file photo.

The Windsor Police Service (WPS) has confirmed that two members have tested positive for coronavirus.

Both WPS members are self-isolating at home, and remain in good spirits according to a written release from Sergeant Steve Betteridge.

“Unfortunately, this announcement does not come as a surprise,” says Betteridge. “The COVID-19 virus has impacted our entire community and police personnel are certainly not exempt.” He added. “Our Service is not the only police organization in the province that has members affected by the virus. Like all impacted agencies, families and friends, we will take care of them and continue to adapt to the daily challenges.”

Betteridge says both members had been working from the WPS headquarters and have not been inside a police facility since March 29.

The WPS says they continue to work closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and are tracking all contact history leading up to the members’ positive test results.