Local Barber Shop Ordered Closed for Defying Provincial Shutdown

Written by Communications, April 9, 2021

Section 22 Order Served to Operator of Who’s Next Barber Shop

Peterborough Public Health officials served a Section 22 order today to the operator of the Who’s Next Barber Shop requiring him to close his premises as required by the provincial shutdown ordered by the Ontario government.

“Personal service settings like hair salons and tattoo parlours are high risk for COVID-19 transmission because of the inability to maintain two meters distance. In fact, there is currently an active outbreak linked to another local personal service setting that has resulted in eight cases so far,” explained Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “We had to serve this barber shop operator with a Section 22 order because he has been willfully defying the provincial order to close, despite warnings and charges laid under the Reopening Ontario Act.”

The Who’s Next Barbershop is located at 72 Hunter St. E. in Peterborough. Dr. Salvaterra noted that failure to comply will lead to an escalation of measures necessary to ensure that public health measures are being followed. This could include a fine of up to $5,000 for every day or part of each day on which the offence occurs or continues.

Barber shops are personal service settings and were ordered closed by Premier Ford as part of the provincial emergency brake that came into effect last Saturday.

-30-

 

For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Manager

705-743-1000, ext. 391