• Hannah Weikel

Four months in, Tiburon and Belvedere cops still handing out masks – but no citations

Despite state and local surges in coronavirus cases and growing evidence that donning a face mask could drastically reduce transmission rates if done universally, some on the Tiburon Peninsula continue to shrug off the science and let their coverings hang loose, while local officials continue to pursue an educational approach. Some four months into the mandate — and a month after decriminalizing the penalty and reducing fines for violations — no citations have been issued in Tiburon or Belvedere, despite police receiving regular complaints. Models show that adoption by at least 80 percent of the public would prevent further resurgence, with the CDC chief saying that “if all of us would put on a face covering now for the next four to six weeks, we could drive this epidemic to the ground."

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