The New York Daily News reports:
The MTA is done playing nice on its mask mandate. Transit officials on Wednesday announced a crackdown on riders who skirt a state rule that requires them to wear a mask while on transit.
The new enforcement push begins Thursday, officials said. It comes more than a year after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sept. 10, 2020 order mandating all commuters in New York wear face masks or else face a $50 fine.
MTA surveys conducted during the first six months of 2020 found more than 80% of subway riders wore their masks over both their noses and mouths — but that figure dipped to 71% in early July and remained below 75% in early September.
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⚡️NEW | The MTA is done playing nice on its mask mandate.
All commuters in New York wear face masks or face a $50 fine, per a state law in place since last yearhttps://t.co/4LIn35yycz
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 22, 2021