Two local police officers in self-isolation after possible exposure to COVID-19

By Lindsay Advocate

Four people charged under the Reopening Ontario Act

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

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.

The local police force is 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, 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 here.

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