By Craig Lord Global News
Posted October 15, 2020 2:11 pm

An Ottawa woman has been charged under Canada’s Quarantine Act after police say she violated self-isolation orders to work at a long-term health facility in the city.

The Ottawa Police Service said it received a complaint on Oct. 2 that a 53-year-old woman had broken quarantine following a trip abroad.

... she left her residence and went to work on Sept. 30 at a long-term care facility in Ottawa.

... Violating the self-isolation order of the Quarantine Act comes with a fine of up to $750,000 and possible jail time of up to six months.

Those found to have put others at risk while contravening the act are subject to fines of up to $1 million and up to three years in prison.