Cornwall Police Service

Statement on Upcoming Protests

Published on April 30, 2021

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) would like to remind our community that public safety remains our number one priority. After seeing multiple protests take place across the province, the following statement is being issued to remind members of the public of the current restrictions in place.

As per the Provincial Government, you are not allowed to gather indoors or outdoors with anyone you do not live with, except one other person from outside of the household that lives alone. 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 using a balanced approach. 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.

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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