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Tucson Police start mask enforcement operation

Video Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ - Duration: 01:49s - Published
Tucson Police start mask enforcement operation
TPD says the operation will last one week, starting Thursday

TUCSON POLICE -- ABOUT THEIRWEEK LONG MASK ENFORCEMENT.

ITSTARTED TODAY.

BUT T-P-D SAYS-- HANDING OUT TICKETS (ISN'TTHE GOAL OF THIS CAMPAIGN.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S ROGELIOMARES EXPLAINS.TUCSON POLICE SAY THEY SAW ASITUATION, AND TOOK ACTION.SOT WE HAVE SEEN AN UNPTICKFROM THE U-OF-A AREA FROMREPORTS FROM PIMA COUNTYHEALTH.

04SEC THE ACTION:ENFORCE A MASK ORDINANCEAROUND PARTS OF THE CITY.

BUTTHEY'LL TELL YOU: IT'S NOTMEANT TO BE A REASON TO HANDCITATIONS.

SOT TO REALLY KINDOF HELP EDUCATE PEOPLE ANDGIVE THEM SOME TOOLS AND SOMEINFORMATION THAT THEY NEED TOHELP BE SAFE FROM EVERYONE.05SEC T-P-D SAYS IT'S GOING TOWALK, HAND OUT MASKS TO PEOPLEWHO DON'T HAVE ONE AND EXPLAINTHE RULE, LIKE SO... SOTPEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO WEARFACE-COVERINGS IF THEY ARE OUTIN A PUBLIC PLACE AND THEY'REUNABLE TO EASILY MAINTAIN ADISTANCE OF 6-FEET FROMEVERYONE ELSE.

08SEC AND THEGOAL, ACCORDING TO LIEUTENANTTIM REESE, ISN'T TO PILE ONFINE AFTER FINE.

SOT OURORDINANCE DOES REQUIRE THEM TOBE USED SO THAT'S OUR GOAL ISTO REALLY GET THESE THINGSUSED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

06SECBUT LIKE ANY ENFORCEMENTMEASURE, IT DOES HAVE TEETH.SOT ALTHOUGH THE ORDINANCEDOES ALLOW FOR CITATION TO BEISSUED, OUR FIRST GOAL IS TOEDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERSAS TO WHAT THE ORDINANCEENTAILS.

07SEC THE CITYATTORNEY'S OFFICE TELLS KGUN 9A PERSON WILL HAVE TOPRACTICALLY ASK TO BE FINEDFOR NOT HAVING A MASK ANDVIOLATING THE ORDINANCE.

THEPENALTY?

50- DOLLARS.

POLICESAY THEY'RE GOING TO FOCUSENFORCEMENT ON CERTAIN AREASOF TOWN.

SOT THE UNIVERSITYAREA, WHERE WE SAW THE UPTICK,FOURTH AVENUE, THE DOWNTOWNENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

THINGSLIKE THAT.

05SEC LIEUTENANTREESE ADDED THAT OFFICERSAROUND THE CITY CAN ENFORCETHE MASK ORDINANCE AS WELL.THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'LLHAVE 100-THOUSAND MASKS TOHAND OUT, OVER THE WEEK-LONGOPERATION.

SOT AT THE END OF AWEEK WE'LL LOOK BACK AND SEE.WE ARE GATHERING SOMESTATISTICS TO INCLUDE HOW MANYPEOPLE WE CONTACT, HOW MANYMASKS WE END UP ISSUING OUT.07SEC ROGELIO MARES, KGUN9 ONYOUR SIDE.THE CITY OF TUCSON -- ISTRYING TO HELP YOU AVOID THOSE




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