Californians living in several key Golden State cities could incur hundreds of dollars in fines if they venture out in public without masks, reports CNN.
Authorities in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Monterey announced they’ll enforce California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s mask mandate by citing people who don’t cover their face in public.
“Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great,” said Captain Edward Ramirez of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station.
The fine in West Hollywood is $250 plus a $50 fee — and that’s just for the first offense.
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