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COVID-19

Reporting Preventative Measures Complaints

It takes more than actions from governments and the health sector to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. To stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community it is very important that everyone does their part to practice the public health measures put in place. 

On March 25, 2020 the Government of Canada put in place an emergency order under the Quarantine Act. This requires all travelers returning to or entering Canada to begin a mandatory 14-day period of isolation/quarantine, regardless of whether any symptoms of COVID-19 are present. Several categories of people are exempted from this order because they provide critical services, if they have no symptoms. This exemption does not apply to anyone who has signs and symptoms of COVID-19, see this fact sheet for more information.

The links below provide information and guidance to people under the mandatory 14-day isolation/quarantine period.

Provincial or municipal police can enforce legislation under the Quarantine Act. If you wish to report a case of non-compliance under the Quarantine Act, contact your local police service, using the non-emergency number. Please do not call 911!

As of September 19, 2020 unmonitored private social gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people indoors (previous limit of 50) and 25 people outdoors (previous limit of 100).

Unmonitored and private social gatherings include functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, BBQs or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, parks and other recreational areas.
Indoor and outdoor events and gatherings cannot be merged together. Gatherings of 35 (25 outdoors and 10 indoors) are not permitted.

The new limits do NOT apply to events or gatherings held in staffed businesses and facilities, such as bars, restaurants, cinemas, convention centres, banquet halls, gyms, places of worship, recreational sporting or performing art events. Existing rules, including public health and workplace safety measures for these businesses and facilities, continue to be in effect.

To report the incident contact your local by-law department during regular business hours or the local police service using the non-emergency number. Please do not call 911.

The Ontario government has issued an emergency order that retail businesses and individuals in Ontario cannot charge unfair prices for necessary goods. Consumers can report price gouging on necessary goods by filing a complaint at 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by filing a report online.

Under the emergency order a number of businesses and facilities are to be closed or are required to modify their services to reopen.

For information or to report a concern contact Health Connection at 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) or use our secure online form.

If you have concerns about your health and safety that your employer is not addressing, you can file a complaint with the Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

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