OPP officer tests positive for COVID-19

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An officer with the Essex County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has tested positive for COVID-19.

The officer is currently in isolation and recovering.

The OPP was made aware of the diagnosis on April 4.

The OPP said it is taking steps to protect the health and safety of its members and help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.