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No Mask, No Freedom: Englewood, CO Says Max Penalty For Violators Is Jail

If authorities in Englewood catch you violating their new public mask policy, they will fine you and may even imprison you.


If you wanted to blow up the police department in Englewood, CO, you might just get away with it these days. 

But go out maskless in public??

Woe to you!

Our friends at Fox Newshave reported on the new mandate and the possible penalties incurred for failing to fall in line (I mean comply):

The city of Englewood, Colo. located just south of Denver, will require all citizens to wear face masks Friday as coronavirus cases are on the rise. Violators will have the right to a trial but could face up to a year in prison or a $2,600 fine.

The emergency order was issued by City Manager J. Shawn Lewis and approved by the city council Monday, detailing that everyone over the age of 6-years old will be required to wear a mask when outside of their homes.

The order directs all members of the public to wear face masks that cover both their nose and mouth while in any retail, commercial, or government offices along with all health care facilities, including veterinary offices.

Face coverings are not required when in a personal office and individuals are more than six feet apart from one another.

The city’s police department has been authorized to ticket first offenders with a $15 fine. The second offense will be an additional $25 fine.

The order also notes that “Any person charged with an offense under this Emergency Order may choose to enter a plea of not guilty and be entitled to a trial as authorized by the law.”

The maximum penalty someone can receive for not abiding by the mask order is a fine that cannot exceed $2,650 and up to 360 days in prison.”



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