The City of Barrie marked its first weekend under a province-wide stay-at-home order, and it appears the majority were abiding by its restrictions.
City Hall told Barrie 360 on Monday that it received a number of calls regarding the COVID-19-inspired stay-at-home order over the weekend. The majority were questions or concerns surrounding the order, but of the 334 calls to the city’s by-law office, only 48 surrounded businesses or individuals not following the order, or those using masks improperly.
The Barrie Police Service received even fewer calls. From Friday evening to Sunday evening, there were only five calls for service in relation to the provincial stay-at-home order. In all cases, police say everything appeared above board upon officer arrival.
There were no fines or tickets written up in connection to any of the calls made to both City Hall and the Barrie Police Service.