Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement
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Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

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A total of $984,000 have been collected from Business and individuals

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

A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were issued for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3 including 49 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences and six tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places. 

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

Officials advise that 41 of the 55 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences. Manitobans are reminded that public health orders remain in effect and must be followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Since enforcement efforts began in April, a total of 1,962 warnings and 672 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $984,000 in fines to businesses and individuals.  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.  

In addition to a $298 fine for not wearing a mask in indoor public places, fine amounts for violating public health orders have been set at $1,296 for tickets issued to individuals, including sole proprietorships and partnerships, and $5,000 for tickets issued to corporations. 

Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.  

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