The Province will now be enforcing fines for anyone caught violating COVID-19 related public health orders.
Sixty-one additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the province as of yesterday, bringing the total number to 419 in Alberta.
The province also announced yesterday that law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce public health orders and issue fines.
Community peace officers, in addition to police, will now be able to issue tickets to enforce COVID-19 public health orders. Fines have now increased from up to $100 per day to a fine of $1,000 per occurrence. Courts will also have increased powers to administer fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for a subsequent offence for more serious violations. These new fines will be in force over the coming days.
Social distancing measures continue to be an important way to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Families are advised to watch for flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. Do not go to a hospital; instead, call Health Link 811 if any symptoms start.