COVID-19 Enforcement Update - February
2021-03-04 12:20 PST
To keep our community informed about enforcement actions through the COVID-19 pandemic, Burnaby RCMP is releasing monthly updates summarizing the actions of it’s COVID Compliance Enforcement Team (CCET) taken under the Emergency Program Act.
On February 1, 2021, officers attended a residence in the 6600-block of Brantford Avenue for a complaint of a woman breaking Quarantine Act regulations. The woman admitted to police that she had been in contravention of the Act on several occasions. A $750 violation ticket was issued.
On February 5, 2021, CCET officers attended a business in the 4000-block of Hastings Street during their proactive enforcement checks. A man and a woman were observed walking around the business without a facial covering. Both individuals were issued a $230 violation ticket.
On February 9, 2021, officers attended a residence in the 5400-block of Norfolk Street for a complaint of guests in a home that did not reside there. Upon attendance, officers confirmed the guests were knowingly in contravention of restrictions and had visited the residence on numerous occasions. A $2,300 violation ticket was issued to the homeowner for hosting a non-compliant event.
On February 10, 2021, officers attended a business in the 7500-block of Royal Oak Avenue for a complaint of a staff member refusing to wear a mask. Upon attendance, police confirmed the staff member was working in the common area of the business without a mask. A $230 violation ticket was issued.
On February 25, 2021, officers attended a residence in the 7600-block of Imperial Street for a complaint of a house party. Upon attendance, officers located four people that did not reside in the residence. The four individuals were playing cards without the homeowner present. This was the second time in three days police had attended the residence. Four $230 violation tickets were issued.
On February 26, 2021, officers attended a residence in the 6600-block of Willingdon Avenue for a complaint of a get-together with people in the home that did not live there, in contravention of current orders. Upon attendance, officers spoke to everyone inside the home, including two non-residents. The homeowner stated that she did not believe the pandemic was real. She was issued a $2,300 violation ticket for hosting a non-compliant event.
Burnaby RCMP’s COVID Compliance Enforcement Team (CCET) and City of Burnaby bylaw officers continue to conduct regular patrols through businesses.
Burnaby RCMP first responders and CCET responded to a combined total of 56 complaints and issued 10 violation tickets in the month of February. This does not include the numerous proactive restaurant, lounge and business checks conducted by CCET.
Cpl. Michael KalanjMedia Relations Officer
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