53 year old woman charged under the Federal Quarantine Act

Posted On Thursday October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 15, 2020       1:30pm 

(Ottawa) – 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.

The Ottawa Police would like to remind the population the utmost importance of respecting the

Quarantine Act in order to protect public health and prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases. 

Breach of the Quarantine Act should be reported to the Ottawa Police. 

Non-compliance of the City of Ottawa Mandatory Mask By-Law or Provincial Public Health measures and restriction such as gathering limits should be reported to the City of Ottawa By-Law Services (311). 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477, or crimestoppers.ca. 

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