by Joseph Curl
Officials in Hoboken, New Jersey, are considering a citywide ordinance to fine residents $250 if they don’t wear a mask outdoors.
Hoboken City Councilman Phil Cohen said the city has been keeping an eye on mask usage in public spaces, but in some spots, like popular shopping districts, some people aren’t wearing them. “A lot of visitors on Washington Street, a lot of visitors on the waterfront are jut not complying,” Cohen told CBS-2 in New York.
The outdoor masks wouldn’t apply everywhere and there would be warnings before fines.
“Mimicking Governor Phil Murphy’s mask mandate, this wouldn’t apply in situations such as sitting in a park with family, working out or outdoor dining, as long as you keep away from others. But, when you’re walking down the street, you can’t guarantee it. Cohen said education and warning would come before summonses are handed out,” the station reported.