LAREDO, Texas — A Texas city wants everyone to do their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and not taking heed could be costly, KTRK reports.
The City of Laredo has issued a new ordinance requiring all people in the city over 5 years old to put on a mask before leaving their homes.
According to KTRK, anyone who fails to comply with this new rule could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.
The city took this step while the U.S. Surgeon General is asking the CDC to find ways to keep asymptomatic people from spreading the virus.