Peterborough Public Health investigating Saturday night event held at Keene Centre for the Arts

Event was attended by around 20 people despite provincial regulations requiring venues to remain closed and social gathering limit of 5 people

The Keene Centre for the Arts is located at 12 1st Street in Keene. (Photo: Google Maps)
The Keene Centre for the Arts is located at 12 1st Street in Keene. (Photo: Google Maps)

Peterborough Public Health is investigating after social media posts surfaced of an event held at the Keene Centre of the Arts in Keene on Saturday night (January 8).

Based on videos posted on social media of the event at the venue, which is located at 12 1st Street in Keene, it appears around 20 people were in attendance, with no face masks in sight and few attendees respecting physical distancing requirements.

Under the current provincial public health measures, indoor concert venues and theatres must close and social gatherings are limited to five people indoors.

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“Peterborough Public Health is aware of the events that took place over the weekend at the Keene Centre for the Arts,” wrote Peterborough Public Health on its social media accounts on Monday (January 10).

“PPH is currently reviewing the information received and will be following up with the establishment. Further enforcement action will be taken, as necessary.”

The health unit is asking anyone with concerns or more information to submit a complaint using the online complaints form on its website.