As states adjust to new policies and try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, some cities are changing their requirements regarding public safety. Colorado's latest COVID-19 update includes the town of Aspen requiring residents to wear face masks in public. If residents fail to follow the new guidelines, they can be fined or even arrested.\nThe City of Aspen Council Meeting, which was held on April 27, 2020, created new regulations that made wearing face masks mandatory in public spaces throughout the city.\nThe new regulations will be put into effect on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, according to The Aspen Times. They will require people to wear face coverings inside businesses open to the public, as well as maintaining 6-foot social distancing guidelines.\nCertain exemptions have been made for children below the age of two and household members who live together.\nThose who would be negatively affected by the coverings, such as impairment issues and business members that do not deal with face-to-face relations, will also be exempt.\nResidents will have until Wednesday to purchase their masks, and the order will last through May 27, 2020.\nFace masks will be required in Aspen city limits where social distancing can't be practiced after council approves law, which includes fines for offenders https://t.co/e4kRJKgJCM pic.twitter.com/nuvcVZRX89— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) April 28, 2020\nThe City Council Agenda stated that those caught without masks could be subject to a fine starting at $50.\nIf you're caught without a face mask for the second time, fines are increased to $250.\nFor any offenses that follow, a person can be charged up to $2,650 and is subject to a possible year in prison.\nView this post on Instagram More masks have been added to the shop! Thank you all for your love and support 💕 A post shared by Magically Made Studio (@magicallymadestudio) on Apr 26, 2020 at 3:46pm PDT\nSeveral other cities in Colorado have added similar regulations to assist in slowing the spread, such as Glenwood Springs and Wheat Ridge.\nColorado has over 5.61 million residents, and as of the morning of April 28, there were 13,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Denver Post.\nThe state just moved into phase two of its safer-at-home plan.\n-Several Colorado towns are ordering people to wear face masks in certain situations, now that the statewide #StayAtHomeOrder has partially lifted in favor of #SaferAtHome. A few that we know about so far: Aspen Glenwood SpringsWheat Ridge— cprnews (@CPRNews) April 28, 2020\nAs such, some businesses that were deemed non-essential can now begin to reopen.\nThis has led some cities, like Aspen, to push for face-covering regulations.\nThis article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.