April 17, 2021
Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced several new measures to increase compliance with the Stay-at-Home order and to address rapidly increasing case counts of COVID-19. These measures included increased enforcement powers for all police and provincial offences officers, and restrictions on outdoor amenities.
Kingston Police and City By-Law Enforcement Officers will not be conducting random stops, and residents will not be asked to provide documentation from their employers to validate why they are travelling.
“Everyone’s focus at this time is on public safety and the continued delivery of essential services. We ask all residents to do their part,” says Chief Antje McNeely. Read a full statement from Kingston Police (April 16, 2021).
Enjoy parks safely
The City recognizes how important time outdoors is for the health and well-being of residents. City parks, including play structures, benches, paths and trails will remain open for residents to use.
Per Provincial Orders, any person who uses these areas, “shall maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, other than a person who is a member of the same household, a member of one other household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of either household.”