The city of Santa Monica is now strengthening face covering requirements and there will be citations for refusal of wearing a mask.
According to the Interim City Manager, Lane Dilg, she stated:
“As public health experts have shared widely this week, we are in a dangerous period with dramatic increases in cases and hospitalizations.Face coverings are essential. I encourage everyone to try different styles to find what works for you. But it is a critical time to save lives by wearing face coverings whenever we are outside of our homes and not gathering with people outside of our households.”
If you refuse to wear a face covering, the first violation will cost you $100, the second $250 and the third $500.