By: KDKA-TV News Staff
INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – Indiana borough leaders are considering an ordinance that would fine people not wearing masks.
The borough council will meet virtually Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to decide whether residents and people visiting or working in Indiana should be fined for not wearing masks.
The ordinance proposes a first offense fine of $50. Another offense results in a $75 fine, and a third will leave the repeat offender with a $300 fine. It’s possible someone could be issued a written warning instead of getting hit with a $50 fine.
The ordinance would go into effect on Sept. 1 and would last until Dec. 31, 2020 or whenever the secretary of health rescinds the state’s mandatory mask order.
Right now, it’s required to wear a mask in any public space in Pennsylvania.
You can read the borough’s mask ordinance online. The meeting Tuesday will be open to the public.