It is the City’s priority to enforce the Indoor Mask Requirement through education, dialogue, and seeking voluntary cooperation from all businesses, residents, and visitors. If voluntary cooperation is not achieved, the following steps will be taken:
Step 1 – Advisory Education:
The City will respond to violations with contact from the City Attorney’s Office and/or Durham Police Department (DPD) to provide education and an opportunity for voluntary compliance. This includes a phone call and/or delivery of an advisory letter to notify the individual or business of their responsibility to follow the Indoor Mask Requirement.
Step 2 – Criminal Citation and Cease-and-Desist Letter:
For continued violations, DPD will issue a citation and the City Attorney’s Office will issue a cease-and-desist letter. After the citation and letter are issued, DPD will visit again to check on compliance with the Indoor Mask Requirement.