The government has also closed outdoor recreational amenities.

Chatham-Kent residents who have concerns about non-essential businesses, use of public playgrounds or social gatherings of more than five people can now report their concerns via phone or email.

To report a concern, individuals can call 519-360-1998, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or email Covid19enforcement@chatham-kent.ca.

John Norton, General Manager of Community Development stated, “Our hope is that there are minimal calls into the line as people are obeying the orders which help protect their own and others’ health”. Norton continued to say that, “But in the event this is not happening, Enforcement Officers will have the ability to lay fines to ensure compliance of the Provincial and Municipal closures”.

Emails and/or calls that will be investigated through this line include concerns related to:

  • Non-essential businesses that are not closed
  • Use of all municipally-owned playground equipment including publicly owned basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, dog parks, community gardens, park shelters and BMX and skate parks, Social gatherings where there are more than five people (An exception has been made for funerals which are allowed to take place with up to 10 people in attendance)

CK Public Health has made a full list of closures available at www.ckpublichealth.com/closures

Chief Conn, Chatham-Kent’s Chief of Police was pleased to learn that the enforcement email and phone line will be opening, as it is critical that people do not call 9-1-1 so that it is kept free for emergencies.

Further details regarding the Government of Ontario’s mandatory orders can be found in these following links.

For more information Contact:
Paul Lacina
Chief Building Officer/Director, Building Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998

Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624
jimbl@chatham-kent.ca