L.A. County sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood will start to crack down on people who don’t wear face coverings in public.
Deputies in the city will issue citations for people without face coverings, with first-time offenders facing a $300 fine, according to the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.
Authorities made the announcement Wednesday evening.
“Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public,” a statement from the station said. “Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great.”