Here's how Albertans can report a mandatory self-isolation violation

Mar 27 2020, 9:56 am

The Province of Alberta has announced that anyone violating a mandatory isolation order during the coronavirus pandemic can now be subject to a fine of up to $1,000.

So that neighbour who just got back from spring break and is out buying groceries? Not cool. That friend who just started coughing and complaining that they’re warm all the time? Send them home.

Albertans can help limit the spread of coronavirus by reminding anyone who has returned from travel that they are required to isolate for 14 days, as well as reminding those with symptoms that they are required to isolate for 10 days.

The provisions apply to the current limit on mass gatherings to 50 attendees, and mandatory self-isolation to people in the following circumstances:

  • Any individual diagnosed with coronavirus or exhibiting the symptoms of coronavirus such as cough and fever.
  • Anyone returning to Alberta from outside of Canada, and those who have had close contact with an individual who is a confirmed or probable case of coronavirus.
  • Returning international travellers must self-isolate for 14 days or they will be subject to newly imposed significant penalties.
  • This also includes operational daycares, except those supporting critical care workers, public recreational facilities, bars and nightclubs, and non-essential visits to continuing care and long-term care facilities.

Citizens can submit a complaint online regarding individuals or businesses that have violated the public health order.

The form will ask for the location, address, and details about the violation. It will also ask for your contact information so that Environmental Public Health can follow up with questions.

You can find all the information on self-isolation, the public health orders, and more on the Government of Alberta website.