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Two Kawartha Lakes Police officers in self-isolation after possibly being exposed to Coronavirus

UPDATE:The officers are back home with their families tonight after the tests came back negative.

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two Kawartha Lakes Police Service constables are currently in self-isolation following an incident that occurred on March 28.

Police say the two officers may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the arrest of a man for a domestic assault. The man was later charged with assault, mischief to property under $5000, break and enter, theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance of bail.

The man was held in custody to attend a bail hearing on March 29. The two officers were members of the uniform branch of the Kawartha Lake Police Service at the time of the incident, but were removed from duty following their interaction with the accused. The officers will remain off-duty in self isolation while they are tested for COVID-19.

No other information was released.

Meanwhile police say Coronavirus related calls for service to KLPS on the rise. Police say they are responding to an increasing number of complaints from the public regarding COVID-19 related issues.

On March 27, an officer was dispatched to attend a Kent Street West business, after a complaint was received that the workplace was open despite being a non-essential service. In consultation with the officer, management determined they would close their business to the public.

If you have questions about what will be open, or the impacts to your business or employment, please call the “Stop the Spread Business Information Line” at 1-888-444-3659. You may also obtain more information by visiting the Government of Ontario website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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