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Many warnings, a few tickets

COVID-19 enforcement update
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A total of 121 warnings and 21 tickets were issued for the week of April 12 to 18 including:

 

• 14 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;

• four $5,000 tickets to business; and

• three $5,150 tickets to individuals under the federal quarantine act.

 

Eight of the 14 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors.

Officials advise that security personnel from Commissionaires Manitoba are now greeting travellers arriving at the Winnipeg International Airport to advise on Manitoba’s self-isolation requirements, distribute public health materials and answer basic questions about public health orders.

Officials note that most Manitobans are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and are following the fundamentals. However, education and enforcement remain necessary in some instances. The public is reminded that abusive and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated, and criminal offences will be reported to police and investigated.

Enforcement officials continue to work with businesses to provide guidance and the majority of interactions are educational in nature.

Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online weekly at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on enforcement, vaccines, outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.

In addition to a $298 fine for not wearing a mask in indoor public places, fine amounts for violating public health orders have been set at $1,296 for tickets issued to individuals, including sole proprietorships and partnerships, and $5,000 for tickets issued to corporations.

The Manitoba government is taking strong action to protect Manitobans and ensure timely access to care. Current orders under the Public Health Act are available at: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/orders_soe_bridge_04192021.pdf.

For information about online events and activities designed to make staying home a little easier, visit Safe at Home Manitoba at www.safeathomemb.ca/.