The Royal Canadian Mounted Police continues to fulfill its public safety mandate in communities across Canada while doing its part in support of Canada's national COVID-19 response. Front-line officers are taking additional health and safety precautions, critical services are being provided in alternative ways and everyone is doing their part to continue keeping our communities safe.
Since its last update March 27, 2020, the RCMP has confirmed 8 new positive COVID-19 test results among RCMP personnel, bringing the total across Canada to 14, with cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. From this number, the RCMP can also confirm that four employees have recovered.
As mentioned in its last update, the RCMP rigorously follows direction from public health officials on any possible exposure to COVID-19. RCMP employees, along with millions of Canadians, are doing their part to "flatten the curve" by protecting themselves.
While everyone's efforts can make a difference in this critical period, still more is needed. Where sound information and common sense fail, law enforcement must step in to protect those around them. In addition to its ongoing operations, the RCMP assists in enforcing mandatory isolation orders under the Federal Quarantine Act in communities where it is the police of jurisdiction.
Further detail on the enforcement of these and other public safety provisions will be provided as it becomes available.