As the number of coronavirus cases in Ontario grows day by day, community leaders in St. Thomas and Elgin are reassuring the public they’re taking steps to slow its spread and keep residents safe.
“As of today’s date there are no known cases of COVID-19 in St. Thomas,” St. Thomas police Chief Chris Herridge said Saturday. “Safety has always been our number 1 priority. Your safety and ours. Rest assured the St. Thomas police service is not reducing service to the community. Rather we will navigate this pandemic with safety in mind until the risk
But like nearly every agency in the region, St. Thomas police are making changes to slow the spread of the respiratory illness that has infected more than 170 Ontario residents and led to the closing of schools, child-care centres and recreation facilities.
Members of the public will no longer be able to walk into the Colin McGregor Justice Building. The lobby door is locked and visitors have to use the phone in vestibule to talk to a dispatcher. Staff will screen people requiring assistance for non-emergency situations.