The Winnipeg Police Service says two Central Division workers have contracted COVID-19.

The WPS says two officers working in the Central Division area from Friday, October 16 until Tuesday, October 20 have tested positive for COVID-19. The pair works out of  WPS headquarters at 245 Smith Street.

The service says public health is contacting close contacts.

"The Winnipeg Police Service has implemented numerous safety precautions, including physical barriers, increased hand-washing stations, and requiring that officers wear masks when interacting with the public when possible," they say in a statement.

The service is continuing to ask people to consider online options for reporting specific crimes or starting a criminal record check request.