**** 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.