Chatham Man Charged Under Quarantine Act

Tuesday July 28th, 2020

Posted at 11:51am

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A Chatham man is facing a charge under the Quarantine Act.

Last weekend, police say that they received information that a local man had recently returned from the United States and was failing to comply with the mandatory 14-day self-isolation order as per the federal Quarantine Act.

Police learned that the man travelled to Florida and returned to Canada on July 10th, 2020, via Pearson International Airport, making him bound by the Quarantine Act until July 24th, 2020. During this time, police say that the man failed to self-isolate.

Monday evening, the Chatham-Kent Police Service charged the 41-year-old Chatham man with failing to comply with an order, contrary to section 58 of the federal Quarantine Act. He was issued a $1,130 fine.

“It is certainly unfortunate and disheartening that anyone would place themselves and more importantly others at risk by not following the simple direction provided to them in respect to self-quarantine. In order for us to mitigate this pandemic, a collaborative approach is going to be required by all of us and I would please request that everyone does their part to ensure this occurs,” says Chief Gary Conn.

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