The city of Santa Monica just stated that they will now be establishing fines for not wearing a mask.
Lane Dilg, the city manager stated: “Face coverings are essential. I encourage everyone to try different styles to find what works for you. But it is a critical time to save lives by wearing face coverings whenever we are outside of our homes and not gathering with people outside of our households.”
Businesses must be taking reasonable steps to make sure people entering their businesses are wearing a face covering and continuing to practice social distancing.
There will be a $100 fine for a first violation, $250 for a second and $500 for a third.