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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

July 27, 2021

COVID-19 ENFORCEMENT UPDATE



The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.

A total of 59 warnings and 10 tickets were issued for the week of July 19 to 25 including:
• five $1,296 tickets to individuals;
• three $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place;
• one $5,000 ticket to a business; and
• one $8,550 ticket under the Federal Quarantine Act.

Enforcement officials continue to investigate all large gatherings and rallies they are made aware of.

Manitobans are advised that conservation and park patrol officers are enforcing public health and state of emergency orders within provincial parks.

Almost 3,300 personnel across various agencies are empowered to enforce public health orders to protect Manitobans. This includes RCMP, law enforcement agencies, provincial employees and municipal partners, such as the City of Winnipeg.

Since enforcement efforts began in April 2020, a total of 5,204 warnings and 2,071 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $2.8 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at:
https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu.

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on enforcement, vaccines, outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.

The Manitoba government is taking strong action to protect Manitobans and ensure timely access to care. Current orders under the Public Health Act are available at:
https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/orders-soe-07152021.pdf.
 
Manitobans are reminded to adhere to all current public health orders. Stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. For more information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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