A ploice spokesperson has confirmed Two Montreal police officers have been infected with COVID-19.
Another 100 Montreal officers have been placed in quarantine. The department has more than 6,000 police officers and civilian employees.
It is the first time since the 1998 ice storm where Montreal police have declared a state of emergency within the force to allow more flexibility in using its resources.
The internal decree allows managers to modify shifts and reassign officers, according to Commander André Durocher of the Montreal police.
New rules are in effect as of today, and will be in place for a long time will we fight this pandemic.
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