Warnings and fines continue in Manitoba

COVID-19 Enforcement Update as of March 30

A total of 49 warnings and 38 tickets were issued for the week of March 22 to 28 including:

 

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• 22 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;

• 13 $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places;

• two $5,000 fines to businesses; and

• one $5,150 fine under the federal quarantine act.

 

Fifteen of the 22 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors.

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.

Since enforcement efforts began in April 2020, a total of 3,541 warnings and 1,120 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $1.5 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

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/.

Current orders under the Public Health Act are available at:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders-soe-03252021.pdf.

Manitobans are reminded to adhere to all current public health orders and stay home. Stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. 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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