Lindsay resident charged for failing to self-quarantine

By Lindsay Advocate

On Oct. 13 the Public Health Agency of Canada contacted the Kawartha Lakes Police Service to request officers complete a quarantine compliancy check at a residence in Lindsay.

Officers were informed that a Lindsay resident had been ordered to remain inside their home, in quarantine for 14 days, after recently returning to Canada from a foreign country.

When officers attended the home, they learned that the resident was away, visiting another community and not abiding by the quarantine order.

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service returned to the residence on Oct. 14 and issued the person a provincial offence notice for “Failure to comply with an order prohibiting or subjecting to any condition of entry into Canada,” contrary to section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

Upon conviction, the charge carries a fine of $1,130.  This is the first time the Kawartha Lakes Police Service has issued a charge under the authority of the Quarantine Act.

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