Bylaw officers handed out 22 charges for breaching COVID-19 public health restrictions this past week, 16 of which were issued at a private residence in Vaughan.
Members of Vaughan bylaw enforcement issued eight charges for breaking the city's emergency bylaw, and eight more charges for failing to maintain physical distancing.
At another residence in Markham, a homeowner and three contractors were charged with exceeding limits on gatherings for doing indoor renovation construction.
No charges were laid in Newmarket, but bylaw enforcement officers conducted 280 inspections and issued 280 education notices.
Other charges laid across the region included at The Dog Idol, a groomer in Markham, which was fined for having four dogs on the premises.
La Jolie Iris Spa, also in Markham, was charged with violating an order by being open.
Each charges comes with a total fine of $880.
Across the entire region, 1,468 inspections were carried out, resulting in 615 education notices and 22 charges:
- 1 charge issued by York Regional Police
- 5 charges issued by the City of Markham
- 16 charges issued by the City of Vaughan
A complete list of charges and closures is available on york.ca/COVID19.
As businesses across York Region begin to reopen under the red control zone of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, officers from the COVID-19 task force will continue inspections to ensure public health measures are being met.