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Not Wearing A Face Mask In Los Angeles Could Cost A You $300 Fine
Los Angeles County officials have had enough of people not wearing face masks to help the spread of the coronavirus.
That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is issuing citations to people who refuse to wear face coverings.
The department said it took these steps after receiving a number of complaints about people not wearing face coverings in West Hollywood.
Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300 for the first offense. pic.twitter.com/o6QE3fkucu— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) July 2, 2020
And $300 is the price for the first offense. The second offense will come with a $1,000 fine, the third a $2,000 fine. If caught a fourth time without a mask, the person will be hit with a $5,000 fine. All fines include a $50 administrative fee.
“Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to community health is too great,” the statement reads.
As of July 1, Los Angeles County reported more than 105,000 total cases of the coronavirus and 3,400 deaths, according to CBS Los Angeles.