One of the issues we are currently dealing with at Queen's is keeping people off our sports fields and gathering in buildings that are still open, these are both students and community members. The Province has given authority to Peace Officers to fine and arrest those that contravene the provincial order, our security staff do not fit the definition of Peace Officer, however we do have authority under the Trespass Act.
Signage has been placed around all our fields indicating they are closed and refer to the Provincial Order, however, we seem to be spending a lot of time telling people to get off the fields and go home.
Are other institutions having the same issues? What are you doing to mitigate the problem?
Thanks for any help you can provide,
Manager, Security Risk and Training
Queen's University Campus Security and Emergency Services