You Can Be Fined $500 For Not Wearing A Mask In This Georgia City Starting Tomorrow
Mayor Van Johnson has signed an emergency order that makes face masks mandatory in The City of Savannah when in public spaces.
According to a Facebook post from The City of Savannah Government, the mandate will go into effect tomorrow, July 1, at 8 p.m. and remain in effect until further notice; those found without a mask could be found guilty of a civil infraction and charged a fine.
civil infraction fine for not wearing a mask.
The order requires those who are entering a commercial establishment in Savannah to wear a mask; exceptions include being in your car, while exercising outdoors and able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others, when eating or drinking, and if the mask will irritate other health conditions, among a few others.
It also states that all retail establishments, grocery stores, personal care facilities, and restaurants must require all staff to wear a face-covering at all times.
"Frankly and honestly, I do not believe we have another choice. Our seven-day rolling average (of new cases) is 43, which is a new record, and our 14-day rolling average is 33, which is a new record," said Mayor Johnson.