Two Chatham-Kent residents with COVID-19 warned after breaking quarantine
Police in Chatham-Kent say a high volume of false 911 calls on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 is diverting officers' attention away from more serious incidents.
LONDON, ONT. -- Two Chatham-Kent residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been given a stern warning by police for breaking their home quarantine.
Police issued a Form-22 order to the patients who were caught outside of their homes according to a news release.
The order was issued by the municipality's medical officer of health, Dr. David Colby.
The order comes under the Health Protection and Promotion Act when a communicable disease poses an imminent health risk to the public.
Those in violation of the order can be fined $5000 for each occurrence.
The Health Protection and Promotion Act does not allow for police to release the identity of those involved.
Police and health officials say infected residents have a moral and legal obligation to self-quarantine.
Anyone with questions or concerns are asked to call 519-360-1998 or email Covid19enforcement@chatham-kent.ca.