OPP Say They Are Enforcing Stay At Home Order

OPP Say They Are Enforcing Stay At Home Order

Posted: 2021-04-20 07:45:47 By: thebay

The OPP is advising that officers will enforce the Stay-at-Home Order, by focusing on non-compliance in businesses and restaurants, complaints from the public and unlawful public gatherings. The OPP says officers can disperse and ticket individuals found to be non-compliant resulting in a $750 fine.

Outdoor events/gatherings are now prohibited unless all parties are from the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or is a caregiver for any member of the household

Police say all outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields are closed including:

Baseball diamonds, Soccer fields, Frisbee golf locations, Tennis, platform tennis, table tennis, pickleball courts, Basketball courts, BMX parks, and Skate parks

Also closed are all picnic sites and picnic tables in park and recreation areas

Police say that officers will not arbitrarily stop an individual or a vehicle, or enter a dwelling for the singular purpose of checking compliance with the order. Individuals are not expected to provide proof of essential work. Officers who believe an individual may be participating in a gathering that is prohibited may require the individual to provide information to determine whether or not they are in compliance.