The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it will start issuing $50 fines to people not wearing face coverings at its airports, Manhattan bus terminals and subways.
Since March, the agency has used posters, public-service announcements and other means “to make travelers aware of the health and safety protocols” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, travelers “could be liable for the new recommended fine of $50,” according to a news release.
The mandate comes as New York and New Jersey are trying to prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus as case and hospitalization figures rise. New York City alone has reported almost 24,000 virus-related deaths, about two-thirds of the state’s total.
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