Proposed mask ordinance goes before Racine's Common Council Tuesday

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 13:57:08-04

The proposed mask ordinance sponsored by Racine Mayor Cory Mason is going before the city's Common Council on Tuesday.

The proposed ordinance would require everyone aged 5 and older to wear a mask whenever in any indoor space, outdoors whenever within six feet of someone else, and when using transportation. The ordinance also would require all businesses and organizations to require masks for employees and customers or visitors.

Those who would not be able to wear a mask, such as a medical condition, a child 4-years-old and younger, or while seated at a restaurant eating or drinking, are exempted from the proposed ordinance.

The ordinance also lists penalties for people and businesses who violate the proposed order. A person found in violation of the order could be fined for violating the ordinance, $25 for the first conviction, $50 for the second and $100 for the third and beyond. A business that violates the ordinance could be fined up to $500 and lose their license for failing to comply.

The ordinance also lists a proposed start date of July 27 and expires Dec. 31, 2020.

Read the full ordinance below:

Racine Ord 0006-20 - Ch 54 Face Coverings Final by TODAY'S TMJ4 on Scribd

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