Everyone knows that 911 calls are for emergencies only, but with Ontario’s new Stay at Home Order, more people are calling it and Peel Police are overwhelmed.
In a tweet sent out by Peel Regional Police, the force asks those who have COVID-19 related questions to call 311 or check out the Ontario website for information.
“Our Communicators are being overwhelmed with 911 calls asking about the Stay-at-Home orders,” reads the tweet.
“Save 911 for emergencies.”
Our Communicators are being overwhelmed with 911 calls asking about the Stay-at-Home orders.
For your COVID-related questions, please call 311 or click on the link below to assist you. 👇https://t.co/eNtEMTzTve
Save 911 for emergencies. pic.twitter.com/dCTRMWl8NP
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) January 14, 2021
As of January 14, Ontario’s Stay at Home Order is in effect, which means that everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing healthcare services, for exercise or for essential work.
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Daily Hive has reached out to Peel Police for comment and this story will be updated accordingly.