City of Monterey Emergency Face Covering Order

Posted on July 1st, 2020 by omba

As of July 1, the City is enforcing the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts, both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. All people over the age of 12 must wear a face covering.

“Our code enforcement officer has the authority to cite without warning anyone not wearing a face covering in our business areas,” said City Manager Hans Uslar. “People and businesses know by now that masks are required and we have to compel compliance to reduce the spread of the virus. Our educational approach has shown success, yet we need to do much better.”

Residents and visitors to the business districts are also required to maintain a six foot distance from others who are not members of the same household.

View the City of Monterey's press release here.

View the official emergency order here.

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