Covid-19 Complaints Lead to Charges


“The City of Sarnia recently issued multiple charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA); these charges are linked to individuals who attended multiple outdoor organized public events in contravention of the gathering limits,” says Manager of By-Law Enforcement Services.

Charges came following several complaints of a group violating the COVID-19 gathering limit, through multiple organized outdoor events. By-Law Enforcement, together with Sarnia Police Services, following the provincial directive are taking serious any public complaints.

Since the start of the pandemic By-LawEnforcement staff have received 1676 complaints, and issued 7 charges under either the Emergency Management Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) or ROA.

The COVID-19 email reporting service is monitored daily to provide the best available response to public concerns and we continue to encourage residents to email us at covid@sarnia.ca. The phone line is available Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:30am – 4:30pm. The number is 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0330. After hours, calls are to be directed to the Sarnia Police Service general line.

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