WeHo Sheriff's Station to Cite People Without Face Coverings

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station will begin citing people for not wearing face coverings.

After receiving a number of complaints, the department says it was time to take action, and in response will begin issuing $250 citations this month, following Gov. Gavin Newsom's statewide mandatory face covering rule on June 18

A second offense will come with a $1,000 fine, and a third with a $2,000 fine. A fourth offense of being caught not wearing a mask will result in a $5,000 fine. All the fines have a $50 processing fee added on. 

As of Wednesday, Los Angeles County reportedly had more than 105,000 total cases of the coronavirus and 3,400 deaths.

Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300 for the first offense. pic.twitter.com/o6QE3fkucu

— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) July 2, 2020

“Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to community health is too great,” a statement fro the Sheriff's Department read.