Contra Costa County's board of supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that will make it so individuals & businesses who violate health orders are subject to fines.
For a person who's found to be violating health orders such as not wearing a mask - the first offense can result in a $100 fine, a second offense $200 and $500 for a third offense.
Businesses found not adhering to the policies, including not enforcing social distancing are subject to fines of $250-$1,000.00
Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis says this isn't being done to control people, but to make progress in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
The county is currently on the state's Coronavirus watch list.