People in Brampton keep violating social distancing rules with backyard parties
Social distancing violations just keep on coming in Brampton. Raucous backyard parties continue to proliferate in the Toronto suburb prompting multiple charges to be laid and Mayor Patrick Brown to call out residents for their "reckless" behaviour.
Some who have backyard green space in Brampton have been partying hard over the past week where the city saw 179 complaints, "which were received for residential, social gatherings," said Brown in his weekly press briefing on Wednesday
Only a dam house party going on over here. Units showed up to the house and left 10nseconds later. Obviously COVID19 does not equate here in BRAMPTON.— Kevin Briggs (@Kevin_Briggs1) June 4, 2020
MUSIC IS STILL GOING ON WITH ATLEAST 20 PPL.
I understand there may be more pressing issues where officers are needed ..
He said that of the complaints, the city had laid 19 charges in relation to parties in people's backyards.
"Please understand this is not the time for social gatherings," he said. "We must listen to the advice of public health."
The reason Brampton is doing so poorly is because alot of people have become visibly complacent. Parking lot gatherings, backyard parties, and for God sakes, the arrows on the floors are there for a reason.— PicklestheFireCat (@Cathrin67270301) May 30, 2020
Provincial guidelines stipulate that gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
Brown outlined that Brampton continues to be a virus hotspot and a place where community spread of the coronavirus is high. There are many instances of young people between the ages of 20 and 29 getting infected.
BACKYARD PARTIES DON'T HELP. 446 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 2,496 total cases found in Brampton https://t.co/xGHweTF2oQ— kittyW (@kittyW92686167) June 3, 2020
"You may not appreciate the severity of this virus, but you are spreading it in our community," he said. "You are putting loved ones, parents, grandparents at risk and this reckless behaviour must stop."
As a result, Brown said additional measures are being implemented, including making masks on public transit mandatory.
Beginning July 2, all riders will be required to wear masks as the city clamps down on health and safety protocols in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
Join the conversation Load comments