Albertans to face $1,000 fines for disregarding COVID-19 isolation rules
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation in Alberta continues to worsen, but there’s hope! We just have to work towards it. At this point, you really shouldn’t need another reason to say inside. However, Premier Jason Kenny announced yesterday that those caught violating social-isolation rules will actually face a fine of $1,000.
Although these may seem like extreme measures, they’re absolutely necessary, considering the gravity of the situation. Tickets will now be issued to those who either tested positive for the virus or are symptomatic. They will also be given to anyone who has just returned from out of the country and is failing to isolate.
Peace officers, public health inspectors, and police can all issue fines to those throwing or attending gatherings of 50 or more people. They also can give tickets to anyone who has been identified as coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus.
“Too many people are ignoring our public health guidelines and in so doing they endanger the health of others, particularly the most vulnerable,” Kenney said on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.
We know, this sounds alarming. That kind of money right now could make or break some. Luckily, not getting fined is really quite simple. Just. Stay. Indoors!