Despite many businesses reopening, the Woodstock Police Service will keep their doors closed to the public for the time being.
WOODSTOCK – Much like the rest of the province, the Woodstock Police Service is taking direction from public health experts and the provincial government when it comes to returning to business as usual.
Over the past few months, they have made modifications to service delivery to help reduce the negative impacts of COVID-19 on WPS and the community. Moving forward, a Strategic Recovery Plan will be implemented in phases to ensure everyone's safety. The timeline for this process will come by recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
In a statement released today, Special Constable Shaylyn Jackson says that despite many businesses reopening, the Woodstock Police Service will keep their doors closed to the public for now.
"Woodstock Police Service Headquarters at 615 Dundas Street, will remain closed to the public at this time. Police will continue to serve the community while maintaining health and safety precautions for WPS members and the public. This will include utilizing online services such as background checks and responding to some non-emergent calls via phone rather than in person."
Jackson says WPS is reminding the public that as health measures are eased and economic activity resumes, the public will still need to be vigilant.
"Continue to maintain physical distancing and hand washing, along with self-isolation when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Through each Phase of the Recovery Plan, the health and well-being of the communities we serve, our members and their families will be prioritized."