RCMP enforcement related to COVID-19 directives

The Covid Chronicle

**** RCMP Media Release

RCMP enforcement related to COVID-19 directives

RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged​ four people and a business for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts in relation to COVID-19.

On April 1, three people were charged under Section 23 (b) of the Emergency Management Act for Failing to Comply with a Direction, Order or Requirement made under the Act.

On the same date, one business was charged under Section 71(1)(a), and one person was charged under Section 71(1)(b)​ of the Health Protection Act​ for​ Failing to Adhere to Orders Contained in the Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health Order.​ ​

Under the Emergency Management Act, the people were fined $697.50. Under the Health Protection Act, the business was fined $7500 and person was fined $1000.

The RCMP thanks Nova Scotians for their continued support and to the​ vast majority who​ are adhering to the directives outlined by government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.​

Nova Scotians are known for assisting others in times of need and we​ ask​ people to continue​ protecting their communities by reporting crime and suspicious behaviour to police, and by adhering to the directives outlined by government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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