BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Everett's mask mandate went into effect on Monday. Those who do not adhere to it could face a fine. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said the measures may seem extreme, but so is the virus.
Those who do not comply with the guidelines in public could be fined $300, including at parks, businesses and any outdoor or indoor space. This applies to anyone over two years old.
While eating at a restaurant, patrons may remove their mask. However, they must wear it coming into the building, as well as exiting.
Peter Spiller works in Everett and said he supports the crackdown.
"I see when some people when they pull it down, below their nose and it's kind of silly because it doesn't help any matters at all, but I think it's a great idea and it's what we have to do," Spiller said.
The Everett Police Department, as well as the Health Department and Inspectional Service will enforce the fines and issue warnings.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports