To date, over $1.5 million worth of tickets have been handed out to Manitobans for not following the Public Health Orders.
On Friday, Dr. Joss Reimer cautioned Manitobans that enforcement officers would be active on the weekend as the province prepares for a third wave. Over the previous week, including the weekend, officers gave out 100 warnings and a total of 13 tickets.
"Almost 3,300 personnel across various agencies are empowered to enforce public health orders to protect Manitobans. This includes RCMP, law enforcement agencies, provincial employees and municipal partners, such as the City of Winnipeg," the province says in a statement.
Most of the warnings were given by G4S staff, a security agency hired by the province, and RCMP officers.
Of the 13 tickets, five were for not wearing a mask in indoor public places. The eight other tickets were for various offences to individuals, including three of those for gatherings in private residences or outdoors.
"Enforcement officials continue to work with businesses to provide guidance and the majority of interactions are educational in nature," the province says. "Officials note that most Manitobans are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and are following the fundamentals."
Since April of last year, 3,683 warnings and 1,159 tickets have been issued. Approximately 3,300 people are authorized to enforce the Public Health Orders.