Lethbridge, Alberta – The Lethbridge Police Service assisted Alberta Health Services in checking a number of businesses which had publicly stated they were going to open Monday in contravention of the Public Health Act.
One business was found in non-compliance and the owner was charged under Section 73(1) of the Public Health Act for contravening a public health order. They were served an Appearance Notice for a court date on Jan. 22, 2021.
Lethbridge Police will continue to work with AHS and others in the community to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens during the pandemic.
No further information will be released at this time.
Jan. 11, 2021
Lethbridge Police to work with AHS to address potential contraventions of health measures
The Lethbridge Police Service is working in co-ordination with Alberta Health Services to address the potential opening of several businesses Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in contravention of mandatory provincial health restrictions.
Both AHS and LPS are aware of recent ‘call to action’ posts on social media regarding business concerns over COVID-19 health measures. As the matter falls under Alberta Health Services’ jurisdiction, Lethbridge Police will provide them with assistance as required, and forward to them any specific complaints received from the public.
The priority of the Lethbridge Police Service continues to be the safety and well-being of the entire community, and we will work with our citizens and other agencies to ensure that. Updates on any related enforcement issues in this regard will be provided as appropriate.
Lethbridge Police Service
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