11 charges laid against businesses for breaking COVID-19 restriction in York Region
Charges laid from Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021
Jan. 6, 2021
The York Region COVID-19 enforcement task force laid 11 charges and conducted 700 inspections at businesses across the region from Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.
The COVID-19 enforcement task force continues to inspect businesses across the region to ensure compliance with current public health restrictions and measures, at the direction of York Regional Council.
Over the past week and New Year’s weekend, members of the task force visited 700 businesses across the region which resulted in 11 charges being laid against residents and businesses.
One charge was issued by the Town of Aurora; three charges were issued by the City of Markham; one charge was issued by the Town of Newmarket; One charge was issued by the City of Vaughan; two charges were issued by the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville; and three charges were issued by York Region Public Health.
392 compliance education actives were also completed in that time.
Officers from the COVID-19 task force will continue to visit essential businesses and various other locations to ensure public health measures under the province-wide shutdown are being met.
Businesses failing to keep their customers and employees safe by not adhering to the mandated COVID-19 safety measures will be subject to fines. Repeat offenders could face temporary closure.A complete list of charges and closures is available on york.ca/COVID19