A city in Texas is taking drastic measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic: mandatory fines for individuals caught not wearing a face mask.

Per Fox News:

The city of Laredo in Texas is now requiring all residents to wear a mask any time they enter a building that is not their home, or face up to a $1,000 fine.

Beginning Thursday, the ordinance approved by the Laredo City Council mandated that anyone entering a building, using public transit or pumping their gas must cover their nose and mouth with a mask, bandana, scarf or any cloth or face a fine up to $1,000. The rule will remain in place until April 30.

“This does not apply when a person is: engaging in a permissible outside physical activity; that are riding in a personal vehicle; that are in alone in a separate single space; that are with their own shelter group (household members); when doing so poses a greater health, safety or security risk; or for consumption purposes,” the City of Laredo said in a press release.

The council also voted to extend a curfew to pertain to all citizens requiring them to stay in their homes between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are out for essential services. Otherwise, they may face a fine of between $50 and $1,000 or jail time of up to 180 days.

The announcement comes amid reports the Trump administration is going to recommend the expanded use of face masks for the general public.

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Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
1 year ago

Seems every nation’s peoples are wearing face masks except the US – White House Guidelines do not requirement BUT the Prez has said over and over again to listen to the guidelines of the state govs and they’re not all requiring face mask use.
Question is, then, why did Drs. Fauci and Birx Not want us to wear masks since it doesn’t take a message from heaven to tell us that THEY are the ones who set up those Guidelines (even tho’ Fauci keeps stepping back from any responsibility, such as immunization is Not his business – but it Is hers since she is the Immunologist – but they both recommended shutting down the nation right ‘off the bat’ (so to speak) and created the obvious next setup for Birx’s ‘suicides’ that she has always talked so much about happening to us as if she’s setting the plot in stone.
We have resisted as far as anyone can tell, there is nothing even from the media who would dancing as they report ‘massive suicides’ – and that may be due to us becoming suspicious of their intent, also right ‘off the bat’ which is based on fact that we know they are both Obama holdovers and it is fact that the Democrats have not helped the nation or the president in any way with this catastrophe, they are not encouraging, like Pelosi they are full of ugly condemnations which makes us all the more suspicious.
A solution is for the President to order Wear Your Masks and The Nation Is Open – keeping in mind that we were not shut down even for the ravaging Ebola, nor over a thousand dead before Obama said anything about his swine flu.

ROY S. MALLMANN
ROY S. MALLMANN
1 year ago

I totally agree with everybody should wear masks but If PRESIDENT TRUMP had issued that proclamation, then hospitals would have been shorted immediately. He went after 3-M immediately this morning as they have created the shortage by selling millions out the backdoor to foreign companies for cash. If that was mandated to go to our people like PRESIDENT TRUMP did this morning after it came out last night on Fox News. For the very first time in my life, I totally agree with what the government has done! PRESIDENT TRUMP has shown what can be done when the president completely sides with the people and their interests. We are going to have to buckle down and re-open businesses with every single person wearing a mask or respirator. We do not shut down business for the flu or pneumonia outbreaks which happen every year, even though TEN TIMES MORE AMERICANS DIE than the COVID-19. If this goes on much longer, it could really hurt our economy which would cause the deaths of millions. Normal healthy people survive with no adverse after effects, just like the flu or pneumonia. We have the cure for it but it cannot reverse preexisting lung damage or damage caused by being on the respirator. The hydroxychloroquine with a Z-Pak should be only administered by a practicing physician, period. In my humble opinion, I think that we should do mass administration of this drug cocktail, maybe in select situations, even as a trial. Why not do it on the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Teddy Roosevelt. That would be your best testing option as the crew is in one place and could be monitored at all times. Also ordinary Lysol Spray kills the virus on contact and I wonder if ultra-violet lights (black lights) in homes and businesses would also help.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

IF Bill Clinton tried to blackmail the “states” to pass a helmet law in 1992, this is no surprise to me, seeing how socialist Amerika has become since the republic was destroyed in 1865. enjoy!