New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 23-year-old man for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, for not self quarantine himself for 14 days after arriving in Nova Scotia.

On Wednesday, July 15, at approximately 8:15 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a business parking lot on Westville Road, where an adult male who entered Canada from California U.S.A., failed to self quarantine for 14 days as directed by the Health Protection Act.

By disregarding directives of self quarantine under Health Protection Act, the man was charged under Section 71(1)(b) for failing to comply to the regulations.

Const. Ken MacDonald said , “New Glasgow Regional Police would like to thank most residents who are adhering to the directives set forth under the Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. But the small percentage of individuals who do not follow the directives are putting health and safety at risk.”