De Blasio to Public: In NYC, Wear a Mask or Pay Up!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city will now fine people who refuse to wear a face mask in public. He made the announcement at the same time that the city’s rate of positive tests for coronavirus jumped above 3% for the first time in months.

De Blasio said:

“Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask.  We don’t want to fine people, but if we have to we will.”

The mayor didn’t say how much the fine would be.

The new regulation expands the current rule that requires riders on city subways, trains, and buses to wear masks. Those who fail to comply can be fined $50.

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  1. CLaudia

    There is one thing he can’t make you pay fo not wearing a mask. All he wants to do is make money for himself. He dont have the power to do that. Another state tryed it and it was proven that the Mayer was wrong so The Mayer of New York can’t do it.

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