Fines For Lawrence Businesses Not Following The Rules


LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Businesses deemed essential in Lawrence will face fines if they don't adhere to the government's strict social distancing rules.

According to the Eagle Tribune, the city's Mayor Dan Rivera announced the possibility of the $300 fine earlier this week. Those fines will be levied for each infraction against the guidelines for safe work habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The city of Lawrence Inspectional Services Department, with the Board of Health, will work directly with essential businesses to ensure the implementation of these directives,” Rivera said. “These new directives are an added step in ensuring essential businesses are able to operate while also keeping the work environment safe for essential employees.”

Inspectors will be going into the city's essential businesses, sometime randomly, sometimes based on a tip, to check companies are properly following social distancing and cleaning rules.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports:

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