City provides update on COVID-19-related enforcement

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City provides update on COVID-19-related enforcement

The City thanks Edmontonians and businesses for their continued efforts to follow public health orders and for playing an important part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

City of Edmonton enforcement officers are dedicated to enforcing the Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders related to provincial public health restrictions as well as the City’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw.  

Summary of enforcement – City of Edmonton

Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw (came into effect August 1, 2020)

February 15-21, 2021

Tickets: 5

Warnings: 106 

August 1, 2020 – Feb 21, 2021

Tickets: 344

Warnings: 5,611

Public Health Act 

February 15-21, 2021

Tickets: 1

Warnings: 2

November 25, 2020 – February 21, 2021

Tickets: 25

Warnings: 366 

Officers continue to focus on educating Edmontonians who aren’t wearing face coverings on the potential impacts of their decision on the health of others around them. When officers see someone not wearing a face covering, they will often offer a free mask as a first response. If these tactics do not work, enforcement and fines are considered. Enforcement has been ramped up at different phases throughout the pandemic.

A dedicated team of City of Edmonton enforcement officers, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and partners from AHS, the Edmonton Police Service and Occupational Health and Safety have teamed up to create the Health Safety Compliance Team. The City’s enforcement officers work jointly with this team to evaluate and respond to citizen complaints related to public health restrictions that come in from 311, online systems and other channels.

Summary of enforcement – Edmonton Police Service

Public Health Act

February 15-21, 2021

4 tickets

November 25, 2020 – February 21, 2021

23 tickets

To submit a face covering bylaw complaint or physical distancing concern, please fill out the online form. To report concerns of public health orders issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, call 1-833-415-9179 or use their online form.

City of Edmonton enforcement numbers are also shared on the City of Edmonton public dashboard.

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