Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced new measures for people who don’t obey social distancing rules under the Public Health Act. He says they are starting with Winnipeg with a program called Safe Apart. Effective immediately fine amounts for breaching these emergency rules will be set at 486 dollars for individuals and 2542 dollars for businesses.
Measures including public health officers working in conjunction with local police services, First Nations police services and the RCMP are in place for municipalities outside of Winnipeg. Plans are underway to expand these and adopt similar measures outside of Winnipeg. These include engaging municipal bylaw officers, community and First Nations safety officers, community volunteer groups such as Citizens on Patrol and Manitoba Conservation Officers who will work with respective police services.