Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege two COVID-19 patients have been served for breaking their home quarantine.
“Police have served a Form-22 order to two COVID-19 patients who were accused of breaking their home quarantine,” police officials said in a press release issued on Friday, April 10, 2020.
“This order is issued by a Medical Officer of Health under the Health Protection and Promotion Act when a communicable disease poses an imminent health risk to the public. One measure available to the Medical Officer of Health is an enforced quarantine of the infected person. Failure to abide this order can result in a fine of $5,000 for each day/occurrence this order is breached.”
The order was served by members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, police officials say.
“Follow your health care provider’s instructions,” police officials said in the media release.
“You have a moral obligation to the people you share this community with. If you test positive for COVID-19 and choose to disregard your personal responsibilities you are liable under the law.”
Police say if anyone has concerns regarding quarantine enforcement, they can call 519-360-1998, 24-hours-a day, seven days a week or email Covid19enforcement@chatham-kent.ca.
Police officials added: “As per the Health Protection and Promotion Act the identity of those involved cannot be identified.”