Contra Costa County Approves Fines For Those Not Following Mask & Social Distancing Orders

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By The New ALT 105.3

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.