COVID-19 enforcement continues, many warnings some fines

Ticket numbers continue to decline, with 19 tickets issued between March 1 to 7 and 89 warnings.

 

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• 15 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;

• three $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and

• one $5,000 ticket to a business.

Ten of the 15 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors.

Public health orders remain in effect and Manitobans are reminded to stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask.

All retail establishments can now open for business provided they maintain physical distancing and occupancy limits. Enforcement officials continue to work with these 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://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders-soe-03042021.pdf.

Manitobans are reminded to adhere to all current public health orders and stay home. For more information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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

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