If you fail to comply with health orders surrounding Manitoba COVID-19, you’re about to be subject to some pretty hefty fines.
On Wednesday, October 21, Premier Brian Pallister announced that fine amounts will be rising from $486 to $1,296 for individuals.
As for businesses, the fines have gone up from $2,542 to $5,000.
Active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba
Manitoba currently has more active cases than B.C. and Saskatchewan. Though, they are doing pretty well in comparison to Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario.
Regardless, the premier said in the address that "The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our province is concerning, which is why our government is taking further action to protect Manitobans."
"Along with stronger public health orders, these new and substantially higher fines are an additional tool to help keep Manitobans safe" he continued.
The province will also be adding more enforcement and looking to allow other bodies like Bylaw to crack down on rule-breakers, too.
"The fight against COVID is a team effort that requires all hands on deck and I know Manitobans are ready to do their part," said Pallister.