BC woman charged in Nova Scotia after failing to self-isolate during visit

Aug 12 2020, 11:24 am

A BC resident was charged in Nova Scotia under the province’s Health Protection Act (HPA) after failing to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

The charge comes after police received notice of an incident that reportedly took place at Route 19 Brewing, in Inverness, Nova Scotia, over the weekend.

In a statement online, the brewery said it is now closed until further notice after an individual, “who did not adhere to the self-isolation procedures when travelling from outside the Atlantic Bubble, was in our taproom on Sunday.”

According to the HPA, individuals must “immediately self-isolate for 14 days [they] you enter or have returned to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada.”

Nova Scotia RCMP Cpl. Croteau told Daily Hive on Wednesday that police were notified of the incident around 6:15 pm on Monday evening.

She confirmed the person involved was a 38-year-old BC woman but did not release her name.

The brewery said the woman was in the facility around noon on Sunday and advised that “people who came to the brewery on Sunday or might have been in contact with this individual are not required to self-isolate, should continue to monitor themselves for any symptoms and call 811 if any of the symptoms develop.”

The brewery added that “following a thorough sanitization of our facility yesterday, this is a precautionary closure due to the individual’s failure to self-isolate when entering the Atlantic Bubble.”

Moving forward, the brewery said it is “working with public health authorities to determine when it will be appropriate to reopen our taproom. Be assured that the health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority.”

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