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Miami to begin fining people for not wearing a mask

Mayor Francis Suarez said at a press conference Friday that the City Manager voted to eliminate the warning beginning Monday.

MIAMI — Miami officials have decided to eliminate warnings for those who don't wear a mask in public and go right to issuing fines.

Mayor Francis Suarez said at a press conference Friday that the City Manager voted to eliminate the warning beginning Monday. 

Up until now, warnings were issued to people who didn't comply.  

Then a $50 civil fine was issued, then $150 and then $500.

Twenty-nine warnings have already been given, WSVN in Miami reported.

Suarez also said the slope of cases is decreasing from a high point of 125 to 50 new cases a day.  

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