Officials in Alberta are working hard to ensure everyone follows the public health rules surrounding COVID-19. Up until recently, it was all based on an honour system. But now there’s a hotline where concerned members of the community can call in and basically tell on each other for health violations. This Alberta Health Services (AHS) complaint hotline has been blowing up, and so far some 4,000 complaints have been filed.\nAHS has told Global News that nearly 4,000 complaints have been filed about alleged infractions against public health orders. These orders were put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.\nMany of the complaints are against businesses, while others are about individuals not following self-isolation rules.\nThe first complaint came in on January 27. As of March 30, the hotline received 3,930 complaints.\nSo far, 1,876 of the nearly 4,000 complaints have come through AHS’s online portal, with the remainder submitted by email or phone.\nCBC News spoke with AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson and confirmed that most of the complaints had to do with facilities like hair salons and clothing stores not closing or failing to follow the rules of social distancing.\nAs a result, seven closure orders have been issued to Albertan businesses. Six of them went to local gyms and one to a massage business.\nOne of the gyms is in Edmonton and the other five are in Calgary.\nThe following businesses were issued orders to close:\nGold’s Gym on Country Hills Boulevard NE in Calgary on March 20\nGold’s Gym on 36 Street NE in Calgary on March 20\nHigh Definition Fitness in Edmonton on March 26\nKoko FitClub North in Calgary on March 27\nAnytime Fitness Westmount in Edmonton on March 27\nKingsland Oriental Medical Massage Ltd. in Calgary on March 30\nAscension Fitness in Calgary on March 30\nConcerns are also being raised about other people, and around 440 reports have been submitted about individuals not self-isolating when they should be.\nThe AHS online portal explains that as of March 25, there are a number of public rules put in place, including isolating for 14 days after returning from travel or exposure to COVID-19, isolating if you experience symptoms, and limiting access to nursing homes.\nWhen a violation claim is submitted online, it can take up to five business days to receive a response.\nOnce a claim is submitted, an investigation is conducted. Each case is different but a spokesperson told CBC that if someone refuses to isolate, law enforcement will follow up.\nAlberta is working to put fines in place which, according to Jason Kenney, will be $1,000 per occurrence. Fines of up to $500,000 could be issued, depending on the offence.\nWith Alberta just confirming the province's youngest COVID-19 death, officials in the community are taking this matter seriously. A mayor in Alberta even wrote a super salty letter calling people “pinheads” for not social distancing.\nThe AHS hotline and online portal were put in place to help people keep their communities safe during unprecedented times. It seems Albertans aren't shy about spilling the beans.