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COVID-19 enforcement statistics information
Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives.
Since our last report on Monday, HRP issued 1 ticket for violation of the Emergency Management Act, bringing the total to 152 since the Province declared a state of emergency. The majority of these were in relation to being in prohibited areas under the Emergency Management Act. Since the declaration of the state of emergency, HRP has responded to a total of 1,462 COVID-19 related calls.
We advise members of the public to continue to educate themselves on the directives and Covid-19 enforcement measures at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/. We appreciate the efforts of everyone who is helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. More information on what you can do to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is available on the Halifax Regional Police website.Let’s work together to curb the spread of the virus.
Halifax Regional Police is making every effort to ensure we adequately equip our members while working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the public may notice more of our officers wearing different forms of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the coming days and weeks. The nature of PPE worn by officers will be determined by the situation they are dealing with. Citizens should not be alarmed when they see our officers wearing face masks.
It is part of a concentrated effort to protect our employees and the public from COVID-19 transfer. Stay safe, stay home.