EVERETT (CBS) — The city of Everett will require masks if you’re out in public beginning Monday.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria issued the order Saturday, which states that anyone older than 2 must wear a face covering at any indoor or outdoor space open to the public.

According to the order, masks must be worn at parks, businesses, outdoor spaces and all public spaces. Those going to a restaurant will be able to take their masks off to eat and drink.

“I have ordered the Everett Police Department, Everett Health Department, and Inspectional Services to strictly enforce these guidelines and issue warnings and/or violations to those who are not adhering to the Order can be fined up to $300 per violation. I know these measures may seem extreme; however, this virus is extreme. As we continue to grapple with the spread of the coronavirus, the response to mitigate the current pandemic and flatten the curve has to be more vigorous. We must all understand the seriousness of the virus and work with one another as we get through this period of time together,” DeMaria said.

The order will remain in effect until further notice.

Comments (2)
  1. Steve says:

    If you are outside with nobody around you. You shouldn’t have to be required to wear a mask. Major overstep of power.

  2. Thomas Coleman says:

    The Mayor has really overstepped his boundaries. I have breathing issues and can’t constantly wear a mask. I wear one if I’m indoors or within 6 feet of people but no one can order me to wear one just outside on my own sidewalk. Half the Everett Police do not wear masks or wear them properly. Lets start at the top on this foolishness

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