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Police Getting Calls About People Not Self-Isolating

Police are getting calls every day from residents who are reporting their neighbours and friends who have recently travelled abroad and are still going out in public. 

STRATFORD - Stratford Police have received several calls about people not self-isolating.

Residents are reporting their neighbours and friends who have recently travelled abroad and are still going out in public. 

At this time, the Federal Government of Canada is strongly urging individuals to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms if you have travelled outside of Canada and returned within the last 14 days; or if you have been in close contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19.

When self-isolating you should limit contact with others and adhere to the following recommendations:

- Do not leave home unless absolutely necessary

- Do not go to work, public areas, or use public transportation

- Arrange to have groceries and other items dropped off at your door

- If you have to be in contact with others, keep at least two metres of distance between you and the other person

- Absolutely avoid contact with individuals who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems

At this time there are no legal consequences in place for those who are not following the above guidelines. However, the Stratford Police Service is advising the citizens of Stratford, St Marys, and Perth South, who are to be self-isolating, to follow the recommendations being given by the Federal Government. By staying home, you can do your part in preventing COVID-19 from spreading, so we are asking people to just stay home. If you are choosing not to stay home, be aware that more stringent measures could be implemented to ensure individuals who are to be self-isolating do so.

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