The DRPS has begun screening those calling 911 for potential exposure to COVID-19.
According to a media release, those calling into the emergency service will be asked a series of five questions.
“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, DRPS would like to reassure the community that emergency response in Durham Region remains our top priority,” it reads.
“We would like to let the public know they can expect to be asked active screening questions when speaking with Communications/911, police officers and other DRPS members for the safety and well-being of all individuals.”
The active screening questions are as follows:
– Have you tested positive to COVID-19?
– Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, new or existing cough and difficulty breathing?
– Have you travelled internationally within the last 14 days (outside of Canada)?
– Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case?
– Have you had close contact with a person with sudden respiratory illness who has been outside Canada in the last 14 days?