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Report COVID-19 'rule-breakers': Region of Waterloo

That includes any non-essential businesses that are still open, or people gathering in large groups
Regional building
Regional headquarters. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday

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***


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