A small-town Alberta mayor has a message for people who defy public health guidelines during the pandemic: "get your heads out of your rectum and think about what you're doing." Raymond says he was compelled to write the editorial last week after a number of locals reportedly endangered public health and local businesses by breaking self-isolation orders. Much has changed since then, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise and the province clamps down on public health orders. - Thorsby Mayor Rod RaymondThe Alberta government granted police and peace officers on Wednesday the power to enforce public health orders with $1,000 fines. The mayor expects compliance with public health orders will improve given the new punitive measures.
Source: CBC News March 31, 2020 03:45 UTC