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Ontario woman charged for violating quarantine rules, returning to work at care home

OTTAWA — An Ontario woman has been charged with breaching federal quarantine rules after allegedly returning to work in a long-term care facility soon after travelling abroad. 

Ottawa police say a complaint received Oct. 2 alleged the woman had returned to Canada on Sept. 26.

They allege she was required under the Quarantine Act to quarantine until Oct. 9 but returned to work on Sept. 30 at a long-term care facility in Ottawa.

Police say management sent the employee home and cleaned the facility after learning of the situation, and no residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The 53-year-old woman has since been charged with failing to comply with the 14-day isolation condition of the Quarantine Act, and with causing risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm under the act. 

She has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 24. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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