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Section 22 Class Order: Isolation FAQs

The person listed in the class order can challenge it by appealing to the Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

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Self-isolation requirements are provided in detail in the class order

The order is in effect until the Medical Officer of Health determines it is no longer required.

 Failure to comply with the order is an offence under section 101 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act for which you may be liable, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $5,000.00 (for a person) or not more than $25,000.00 (for a corporation) for every day or part of each day on which the offence occurs or continues.

Under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), the Medical Officer of Health may issue an order to limit the spread of communicable disease in the community. Actions under a Section 22 Order must be necessary for reducing or removing the risk for spread of communicable diseases and can include individuals or a class of individuals. Class orders apply to groups of persons as defined in the order issued by the medical officer of health.

The following persons or class of persons may be subject to necessary modifications:

  • A person or class of persons who, in the opinion of WindsorEssex County Health Unit is asymptomatic and provides an essential service, for the limited purpose of providing that essential service;
  • A person receiving essential medical services or treatments, whether or not related to COVID19; or
  • Where a person’s isolation, in the opinion of WindsorEssex County Health Unit, would not be in the public interest.

The class order was issued in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and prevent widespread community transmission in the region of Windsor-Essex.

While most individuals experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who are infected with COVID-19, as well as their close contacts, have followed self-isolation instructions, very few do not follow the necessary measures. This class order can help ensure that individuals comply with self-isolation instructions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.