Florida seniors fined for breaking quarantine laws in Canada

Jul 15 2020, 1:14 pm

A Florida couple has been fined $1,000 after law enforcement says they entered Ontario, Canada, and failed to observe the country’s 14-day quarantine rule.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, on July 9, the detachment received a call for assistance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, requesting officers perform a compliance check under the Quarantine Act.

The couple had traveled to East Ferris Township, an area about a two-hour drive from Sudbury, Ontario.

“Officers began an investigation and found that the persons subject to the Quarantine Act had entered Canada in Fort Erie to attend a seasonal property on July 3,” police said in a release. “The investigation revealed that the couple were non-compliant with the mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement upon entering Canada.”

A 68-year-old and 70-year-old from Florida were charged with Failure to Comply with an Order Prohibiting or Subjecting to any Condition the Entry into Canada under section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

“Both individuals are currently being monitored during isolation,” police said.

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