The RCMP has announced that one of their officers working in Gypsumville tested positive for COVID-19.

The officer was notified of their positive test on Monday, and they worked in Gypsumville and the surrounding areas from October 19th to 21st.

Public health officials are contact tracing and will notify any close contacts and provide them with information on the next steps.

The Manitoba RCMP has implemented numerous safety precautions throughout detachments across the province, including physical barriers, increased hand-washing stations, and requiring that when possible, officers wear masks when interacting with the public.

To limit contact with police personnel, the public is encouraged to call their local detachment with questions and to only attend a detachment when it is necessary.