Not wearing a mask in this Southern California city could cost you $300

Deputies in West Hollywood will issue citations for people without face coverings, with first-time offenders facing a $300 fine.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020
Not wearing a mask in West Hollywood could cost you $300
L.A. County sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will start to crack down on people who don't wear face coverings in public.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- L.A. County sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will start to crack down on people who don't wear face coverings in public.[br /][br /]Deputies in the city will issue citations for people without face coverings, with first-time offenders facing a $300 fine, according to the West Hollywood sheriff's station.[br /][Ads /][br /]Authorities made the announcement Wednesday evening.[br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Coronavirus California: Gov. Newsom issues statewide order to require face masks in high-risk settings[/url][/b][br /][br /]"Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public," a statement from the station said. "Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great."[br /][br /][twitter ID="1278531866501365762" /][br /][br /][b]WATCH: How to make your own face mask at home[/b][br /][media ID="6071687" /][br /][br /]First-time offenders will be fined $250 and a $50 fee, for a total of $300.[br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="$100-face-mask-citations-closes-beaches-for-4th-of-july/6289826/" TARGET="" REL=""]Monterey issues emergency order requiring face masks, closes beaches for 4th of July weekend[/url][/b][br /][br /]Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order June 18 for everyone to wear a face covering, and the West Hollywood sheriff's station says it has been educating the public about the need for face coverings since then.[br /][br /]Some people are exempt from wearing a mask[/url] under Newsom's order. Exemptions include children aged 2 and under, people who are hearing impaired and people with a medical, mental health, or developmental disability that prevents wearing a face covering.[br /][br /]The announcement comes as the COVID-19 infection rate in California has surged.[br /][br /][b]If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or [url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]here[/url].[/b][br /][Ads /][br /][iframe SRC="" HEIGHTSMALL="300" HEIGHTMEDIUM="540" HEIGHTLARGE="720" /][br /][b]Get the latest news, information and videos about the [url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]novel coronavirus pandemic here[/url][/b][br /][br /][u][b]RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:[/b][/u][br /][ul][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]From salons to dinner parties: Experts rate the risk of 12 activities[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]California reopening: Here's what's open, closed in the Bay Area[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Watch list: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worse[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]When will the San Francisco Bay Area reopen? Track progress on 6 key metrics to reopening here[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Life after COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look like[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Here's everything allowed to open in CA (and what we're still waiting on)[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]What is a COVID-19 genetic, antigen and antibody test?[/url][/li][br /][Ads /][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET=" REL="]What will it take to get a COVID-19 vaccine and how will it be made?[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET=" REL="]What does COVID-19 do to your body and why does it spread so easily?[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET=" REL="]Here's how shelter in place, stay at home orders can slow spread of COVID-19[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Coronavirus Timeline: Tracking major moments of COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco Bay Area[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET=" REL="]Experts compare face shield vs. face mask effectiveness[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]List: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Bay Area?[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]COVID-19 Diaries: Personal stories of Bay Area residents during novel coronavirus pandemic[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Coronavirus Doctor's Note: Dr. Alok Patel gives his insight into COVID-19 pandemic[/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]WATCH: ABC7 Listens 'From Anger To Action: A Bay Area Conversation' [/url][/li][br /][li][url HREF="" TARGET="" REL=""]Symptoms, prevention, and how to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the US [/url][/li][br /][/ul]