Last week the Turlock City Council unanimously adopted an urgency ordinance that allows the city to issue administrative fines for anyone violating the shelter-in-place orders given by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Stanislaus County Health Officer to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra pledged that the same action will not take place in Ceres.
“It’s kind of shocking they went that far,” said Vierra. “We’re not doing that in Ceres, I can tell you that.”
Turlock businesses and individuals not abiding by the shelter-in-place orders regarding the coronavirus pandemic could now be subject to fines. Fines are $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second and $1,000 for the third or subsequent violations.
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