COVID -19 has affected everyone in the World. Economies are suffering, people are dying and the world has at times stood still. Governments are trying to adapt to this pandemic and now Washington, effective June 26, 2020, has made it illegal not to wear a face mask in certain public situations.
In all indoor and outdoor public spaces a face mask is now mandatory for any individual over the age of 5. For children 2 years of age and under wearing a face mask is not a legal requirement, same for children ages 3 to 5 although this age group is heavily encouraged.
There are exceptions of course, and these exceptions include exercising alone or with fellow household members and eating in restaurants, so long as six foot social distancing is maintained.
A violation of this new law is a misdemeanor which is punishable up to 90 days of jail and a $1000 fine. If you have been cited with this new COVID face mask law in Mt Vernon Skagit County, please give us a call. Our Skagit County criminal defense attorneys and staff have more than 50 years of experience and can help defend you in court and protect your rights.