West Hollywood Sheriff's Station to Cite People Without Face Coverings

$300 citations for the first offense

July 2, 2020
Los Angeles Coronavirus

Mario Tama / Staff

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(VIA KNX 1070)

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.