Coronavirus: Peel Region pledges fines for businesses which violate public health rules – Toronto

TORONTO — Peel Region’s top doctor says businesses which do not follow public health rules aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 will face fines.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, The region’s medical officer of health, says businesses could face fines of $5,000 a day for violating the rules.

Loh says spread of the virus in workplaces is driving case counts higher and some employers are ignoring public health protocols.

He’s issuing a new public health order today to create the fine system as Peel reported 497 new cases of the virus.

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He’s also urging employers to give their workers paid sick days to allow them to stay home if they show symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

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Peel says it has had 116 workplace outbreaks from Sept. 1 to Nov. 13.


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