CPS Statement on Upcoming Protests

Published on December 10, 2020

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) would like to remind our community that public safety remains our number one priority. In accordance with public health orders, limiting interactions at unmonitored events is essential to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The risk of harm to vulnerable members of our community during this public health emergency remains high.

Police will continue to monitor gathering sizes, investigate upcoming protests and enforce the temporary emergency orders in place. The limit for outdoor unmonitored organized gatherings continues to be a maximum of 25 people. Anyone attending and/or participating in the organization of an event may be subject to offences under the Reopening Ontario Act, with fines up to $100,000.00. Our officers will ensure pedestrian, public and traffic safety by making sure that participants possess proper vehicle equipment and abide by the rules of the road.

The CPS is urging the public to abide by the provisions of the Reopening Ontario Act as a continued effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on the current rules in effect surrounding COVID-19, click here.

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