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Wayne County will enforce governor's order on mask with warning first, then $500 ticket

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 14:21:05-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office will enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order requiring masks in all public indoor spaces and crowded outdoor spaces.

Related: MI AG: Local police departments are best to deal with mask violations

According to the county, the office will assist the Wayne County Health Department, who is leading the enforcement.

If deputies see activity that goes against the governor's order, they will issue a warning. If deputies have to circle back to a person, business, or group, they will issue a $500 ticket.

This comes after the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said it will not be issuing citations to those not wearing a mask. Instead, deputies will treat reports of customers not wearing masks at businesses as a trespassing complaint.

Additionally, the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office said it will also not be writing tickets to anyone under the governor's executive order.

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