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Court date for Unquarantined Traveller

On October 2, The Ottawa Police Service received a complaint concerning a woman that had disobeyed the Quarantine Act.

Information was received indicating that an Ottawa woman had travelled abroad. She returned to Canada on September 26 and was required under the Act to quarantine until October 9.

The woman decided not to respect this order and went to work on September 30th, 2020 at a long-term health facility in Ottawa.

When management was apprised of the situation, she was immediately sent home. The facility immediately activated mitigating self isolation and cleaning protocols and informed all persons that had been in contact with the subject.

To date, none of residents of this long term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of this breach of the Quarantine Act requirements.

A 53 year old woman, of Ottawa was charged with:

Failing to comply with entry condition (Self isolate for 14 days) under section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

Cause risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm under section 67(1) of the Quarantine Act.

She will have her first court appearance on the 24th of November, 2020.


(Via Ottawa Police/ )


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