Cobourg Police and the Town of Cobourg have set up trailers in the otherwise closed Trailer park to be used for first-responders who need to be isolated as a result of Corvid-19. As Chief VandeGraaf puts it: “The Isolation facility will provide a safe place for first responders to isolate and avoid putting their families at risk.” The trailers are completely self-contained and are stocked with essential items to assist an individual that requires isolation. Fencing will be put up around the perimeter to keep the site private. The isolation site will be available to first responders including police, firefighter, paramedics, and healthcare professionals, if they need to isolate.
The trailers were donated by Bob and Amy Verwey, owners of Owasco RV Centre in Clarington. Chair Dean Pepper, Cobourg Police Service Board said: “The folk there have a well-demonstrated sense of community and were pleased to join us in supporting our front line officers and other emergency personnel across our community. We are stronger together.”
The Trailers arrived at the park on Tuesday for use as single-use isolation housing and created some interest since the Park is closed to the Public. Auxiliary Officer Graham Richardson has taken the lead as Logistics Coordinator for the project – the trailers will be operated by Cobourg Police Service in partnership with the Town of Cobourg staff.