RCMP response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario


The RCMP is dedicated to providing quality policing services to the communities we serve across Canada. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees and all Canadians.

As Canada's national police service, the RCMP is taking steps to maintain its federal, provincial, and municipal policing duties during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and engaging with Government of Canada partners such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and Public Safety to ensure a coordinated response.

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, including preventative measures, please visit Canada.ca/coronavirus.

The RCMP has national and divisional emergency operations plans related to health emergencies, as well as business continuity plans. These plans will be activated if and when required.

The RCMP is liaising with provincial and territorial health authorities, who are the primary service providers, and we will provide assistance as required.

The RCMP has also adapted Health Canada's occupational health advisory to provide all of its employees, and frontline personnel in particular, with information on the virus and how to protect themselves.

The following information is available to frontline personnel:

  • precautions to take when interacting with individuals at greater risk
  • measures to take should they come in contact with an individual suspected of being infected
  • when/where/how they should use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

RCMP employees are encouraged to check the RCMP intranet (Infoweb) or to contact their manager for the latest employee information.


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