TISDALE — A Tisdale man was issued a fine by the RCMP after not quarantining when required.
Effective Dec. 17, Saskatchewan residents who receive a positive COVID-19 test must self-isolate for 10 days from their first symptoms.
All travellers returning from international destinations – including the United States – are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-isolation order. Violation of the order may result in a $2,000 fine.
Cst. Dustyn Marcy with the Tisdale RCMP said the individual was located in a vehicle within town.
“They were told to self-isolate by Saskatchewan Health, which was something previously issued,” Marcy said.
“He was issued a fine and then obviously he was transported back to his residence where he is continuing to self-isolate.”
The situation occurred on Dec. 17.
“With COVID, I understand myself, personally, it’s a hard time,” he said.
“As we get through the holiday season, it’s especially difficult, but obviously as a community we must band together to help eliminate COVID not only in the community, but also within the country."”
In the month of December, the Tisdale RCMP responded to 135 calls for service, including nine Mental Health Act calls, 19 calls related to fraud, and two related to COVID-19, including the ticket.
The other COVID-19 related call the RCMP responded to was a report of a household in the community breaking crowd gathering limits.
“Upon investigation we learned everyone who was in that household resided in that household.”