Cost of COVID-19 quarantine for Cornwall police

Cornwall Police Chief Danny Aikman speaks during a police board meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020 while Deputy Chief Shawna Spowart listens. Aikman says the cost to the police service to train and man the Nav Center quarantine site is at least $50,000. The bill will be covered by Health Canada. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Cornwall Police Chief Danny Aikman has a rough estimate of how much it’s cost to have front line officers work at the coronavirus quarantine site at Nav Center.

Having roughly 50 officers receive training and cover off shifts over the past two weeks at the Montreal Road site is “in excess of $50,000,” Aikman told the Cornwall Police Services Board Thursday.

Under an agreement between Health Canada and the Cornwall Police Service, the federal agency will be responsible for “complete cost recovery” to the police department.

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