Charges Laid under the Provincial COVID Rules
Charges Laid Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
On April 8th the Provincial government implemented an “emergency brake” Stay-at-home order in response to increased transmissions and hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further to that order the Province tightened restrictions on April 17th, in attempt to further limit transmission of the virus.
Since April 8th Saugeen Shores Police Service officers have issued 21 charges under the emergency order. Charges have primarily been derived from public complaints and other calls for service, where officers found people in violation of the order. Examples of these occurrences have been Highway Traffic Act investigations, gatherings at residences and criminal offences.
Officers will be still employing a complaint driven model of enforcement, at the same time being vigilant of obvious violations of the emergency order.
The Saugeen Shores Police Service also assists the RCMP with Quarantine Act compliance checks of travellers to Canada who cannot be verified remotely during the 14 day mandatory quarantine period.
If you need information, and it is not an emergency or a violation in progress, you can find all the information you need on the Province of Ontario and Saugeen Shores websites.
Province of Ontario
Town of Saugeen Shores
Media Relations Officer
Sergeant Andy Evans