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Kirkland Lake OPP charge resident for breaching Quarantine Act

Police say the 72-year-old was not in compliance with mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirements
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A 72-year-old Kirkland Lake resident has been charged for not self-isolating following Quarantine Act requirements to self-isolate following international travel.

On Nov. 18, The Kirkland Lake OPP said it was contacted by the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct a compliance check at a home in Gauthier Township.

The detachment said officers investigated and found that a person subject to the Quarantine Act had entered Canada from another country, but did not comply with the mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement.

The 72-year-old was issued a Provincial Offence Notice and charged with failure to comply with reasonable measure ordered by a screening officer or quarantine officer under section 15(3) of the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months for breaching the act.