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Salons, Supermarkets & Spas Among Businesses Charged In York's First Week Of Reopening

The region's non-essential businesses opened on February 22.
Staff Writer
York Region Collected $18,480 In Fines During Its First Week Of Reopening

It's been a busy week for York Region's COVID-19 rules and regulations inspectors.

In the first six days since York reopened its non-essential businesses, a number of stores were charged and fined for not following COVID-19 regulations.

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The region conducted 1,745 inspections and issued 34 charges between February 22 and 28, according to regional health officials.

Twenty-one businesses in the region were charged and fined, resulting in $18,480 in fines.

Businesses were disciplined for various reasons, including not maintaining physical distancing between customers, not posting a COVID-19 safety plan, not keeping track of customers for contact tracing and not enforcing mask-wearing.

Several nail salons and hair salons were charged over the course of the week as well as several spas and wellness centres.

Grocery stores, restaurants, bars and an LCBO are also included in the full list of businesses fined.

York Region reopened into the red zone on Monday, February 22, which means non-essential retail stores can open to 50% capacity, bars can have up to 10 people inside and a limited number of personal care services are allowed to operate.

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