Coronavirus: 2 Wellington County OPP officers test positive for COVID-19

Click to play video: 'Hamilton McDonald’s employee charged with faking COVID-19 diagnosis'
Hamilton McDonald’s employee charged with faking COVID-19 diagnosis
An 18-year-old McDonald's employee is charged with fraud and mischief after police say she provided a fake medical note saying she had COVID-19. As a result, the McDonald's location had to close for a few days and other employees were told to self-isolate. Seán O’Shea reports. – Mar 27, 2020

Ontario Provincial Police say two uniformed officers from their Wellington County detachment have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

In a news release, OPP said they were made aware of the respective positive COVID-19 test results on Sunday and Monday.

READ MORE: Ontario schools to remain closed until at least May

Read next: U.S. is mulling shift to annual COVID-19 boosters. What about Canada? 

Both officers are self-isolating and police said their identities will be withheld to respect their privacy.

[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]

“The OPP remains committed to the health and safety of our members and will continue to make decisions that help us limit the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve,” the OPP stated.

These diagnoses come after an OPP officer in the Nipissing West detachment also tested positive for COVID-19 on March 21.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: 1st OPP officer tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

Read next: New alcohol guidance: When are provinces planning to adopt measures?

Like many other police services, the OPP has restricted access to its facilities including detachments until further notice.

Sponsored content