If you have concerns about the enforcement of social distancing guidelines, or the mandatory closure of non-essential businesses, you're encouraged to call the Region of Waterloo at 519-575-4400.
Staff are available 24/7. They will take down the complaints, and pass them along to the appropriate organization for follow-up: whether that's bylaw, Public Health, or Waterloo Regional Police.
Region of Waterloo Chief Administrative Officer, Mike Murray, announced Monday that one business has been charged so far.
"We responded to a number of complaints. We issued two formal warnings to non-essential businesses for being open. Late last week, we laid one charge to a non-essential business for being open."
The business was charged with 'failure to comply with an order made during a declared emergency.'
The minimum fine in Ontario for non-compliance with the Emergency Management Civil Protection Act is $750.
***With files from Ben Eppel***
We're hearing lots of concerns about lack of distancing and people still working.— City of Waterloo (@citywaterloo) April 6, 2020
To report an issue, call 519-575-4400. This line is open 24/7. Use it for:
- social gatherings > five people
- improper use of outdoor spaces
- non-essential businesses still open
- price gouging