The city of Englewood, Colorado, just south of Denver, is requiring all of its residents to wear face masks amid a spike in coronavirus cases — and violators could face up to a year behind bars, coupled with a hefty fine.
The emergency order, issued by City Manager J. Shawn Lewis and approved by the city council Monday, went into effect Thursday. It states that everyone over the age of 6 will be required to wear a mask while outside their homes.
First offenders will be ticketed with a $15 fine, and second and subsequent offenders will have to shell out $25. The maximum penalty is a fine of up to $2,650, 360 days behind bars or both.
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