February 27, 2021

NB COVID-19 Roundup: RCMP Officer Positive Test in Moncton

A member of the Kodiak Regional RCMP tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus while on duty.

The revelation came as police responded to a commotion in Moncton on Wednesday. Members learned at the scene that a person they were dealing with had tested positive.

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“Once they learned of the positive case, they followed the protocol to control exposure and reduce the risk to anyone else,” Ovalet said in a statement. “This includes rigorous cleaning of equipment, self-isolation of members involved, and extensive COVID-19 testing.”

The RCMP said it was possible the case was not linked to disclosure.

It works in conjunction with public health to conduct precautionary testing and contact tracking.

2 cases at Moncton School

After two cases of COVID-19 were reported, an elementary school in the Moncton area asked students to stay home.

The Cole Sampling in Francophone South School District will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Principal Melanie Morey confirmed the cases in a letter to the school community Saturday night.

The Cole Sampling in Francophone South School District will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (Ingrid Blake / Submitted)

The Moncton area (Zone 1) is under red-phase restrictions. Schools should be closed for two days after a positive test result.

Morey said school and district staff have been working to help liaise with public health contacts. Those who need self-isolation will be contacted directly.

Students were told to stay home on Sunday

The school asks all students to stay home on Sunday.

In-depth cleaning of the school began Saturday evening.

“It is natural that you would like to receive additional information about confirmed cases at our school, but be aware that no names or details will be shared,” Morey wrote. “As with public health, we support the protection of the privacy of our students and staff.”

Those who experience one or more symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to be tested, the school said.

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