Local woman charged for violating NS Health Protection Act

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A 57-yer-old local woman was charged for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday.

New Glasgow Regional Police said in a press release she was charged for not self quarantining herself for 14 days after arriving in Nova Scotia.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., Saturday, police received a complaint of a female who was not self isolating. They responded to a business parking lot on Westville Road where the woman, who entered Nova Scotia from Alberta, failed to self-quarantine as directed by the Health Protection Act.

Police said in the press release that most residents 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 are putting health and safety at risk.