As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the province implemented regulations that businesses in Saskatoon should strictly comply. The province stated that those not following the rules are putting schools, businesses, and health facilities at risk.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has fined a business $14,000 for operating during COVID-19 restrictions.
The fine is $10,000 with a $4,000 victims of crime surcharge. The surcharge is 40 percent of the fine imposed, rounded off to the nearest dollar if the fine imposed is greater than $500.
The province will not share the name of the business establishment, where it is located, or why exactly it was issued a fine, though it did say the business was operating during COVID-19 restrictions.
The SHA has now handed out four fines during the pandemic. It announced it had fined an individual $2,800 for not observing self-isolation measures while symptomatic. It was the second time the SHA has given a fine to someone not isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
Earlier this month, a $2,000 fine plus an additional $800 surcharge was issued to the organizer of a “large social gathering” in a Saskatoon home that led to at least 20 COVID-10 cases.
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