During this COVID-19 crisis, Central Protection Services came to the front line and helping Canadians in this situation, our dedicated teams work with the Federal Government of Canada at Quarantine Sites and also we are working in banks, retails stores. We are offering our special COVID-19 Security services in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto & Vancouver. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.
Below are helpful guidelines from the Disease Prevention and Control (DPC) and law enforcement and security protocols.
- Recognize the symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms after exposure can appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days.
- Protect yourself from exposure. Try to maintain a distance of at least 5-6 feet from other persons, particularly those exhibiting the above symptoms. Practice proper hand sanitize and do NOT touch your face with unwashed hands. Have trained EMS personnel to assess any persons who are suspected of having COVID-19 and have them transported to a medical facility. Know your agencies plan for exposure control.
- Recommended PPE: At a minimum, have disposable latex gloves, disposable single-use isolation gown, coveralls, N95 masks, and protective eyewear. And use them! They do you no good left on your belt or in your cruiser.
- Close contact is made with any individual suspected of having COVID-19, cleans and disinfects your duty belt and other gear prior to re-use. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the product label. Follow standard procedures for the containment and disposal of a used PPE. Follow standard procedures for containing and laundering clothes. Avoid shaking the clothes. Make sure that you document any possible exposure.
Please remember, be aware of who you are coming in contact with and watch for signs of exposure. Keep your distance. Follow common-sense hygiene protocols. Don’t hesitate to ask for EMS assistance if you think you need it. You are a key component in combating this virus and keeping your community safe, so stay safe and stay healthy.
Social Distancing = Save Life