Health Protection Act charge

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New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old man for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, May 27, at approximately 5:20 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a business on East River Road to charge a man who failed to socially distance himself at the checkout after being repeatedly asked by staff to follow social distancing rules. 

By disregarding directives of social distancing under Health Protection Act, the 32-year-old was charged under Section 71(1)(b) for failing to comply to the regulations.

New Glasgow Regional Police would like to thank most residents throughout Pictou County who are adhering to the directives set forth under the Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. But the small percentage of individuals who do not follow the directives of social distancing are putting health and safety at risk.

New Glasgow Regional Police want to remind residents, in an event of an emergency dial 9-1-1 and to report any violation under the Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts call the New Glasgow Regional Police non-emergency line by calling (902) 752-1941.