The ordinance creates four “mask zones” in Claremont which were identified as areas that consistently have large concentrations of people. In these zones individuals not wearing a mask would have to prove that they were able to maintain six feet of physical distancing to avoid a penalty, which is a key distinction. The city will concentrate its enforcement in these four areas. First time offenders would face a $100 fine, rising to $200 for the second time in a single year someone is cited and $500 for a third offense. An individual could get a second or third ticket in a single day if that person continues to refuse to wear a face covering. The citations would not involve the court system, but would be handled completely at city hall and those cited could request a hearing.