The city is stressing education before enforcement during pandemic.
Across the country, each and every level of government, as well as medical officials are stressing the importance of staying home to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
However, in the event that you must go out for an essential errand, Community Peace Officers with Leduc Enforcement Services will be out patrolling the community to ensure citizens and businesses are following the direction of Alberta Health Services and the Province of Alberta.
In accordance with governmental and medical guidelines, officers will be residence of the following:
- If you’re have to go out, please practice physical distancing of 6 ft. or 2 metres from others
- Anyone who feels unwell or may be experiencing symptoms is asked to immediately self-isolate at home
- limit interactions with your loved ones as a means of further limiting the spread within your home
- Continuing to follow enhanced levels of personal hygiene is critical for the time being
- Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 to 30 seconds
- Refrain from touching your face with unwashed hands
- Always cough/sneeze into a tissue or elbow
- Stress the importance of staying home to help safeguard themselves and loved ones
Instead of issuing fines right off the bat, the city says local law enforcement will be helping to educate residents and businesses on the measures above that have been put in place by AHS and the Province of Alberta.
However, anyone who fails to follow those warnings will face fines up to $1,200 per violation. In addition to fines for each violation, courts will also have the ability for enforce a fine of up to $100,000 for a first offence; fines of up to $500,000 may be applicable for secondary and subsequent offences, as per provincial guidelines.