Hard-Hit Revere Taking Measures to Halt Spread of Coronavirus

Violators of ordinances within Revere will face a $490 fine

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When it comes to stopping the spread of coronavirus, the city of Revere, Massachusetts is taking some drastic measures.

More than 2,000 positive and probable COVID-19 tests have been confirmed in Revere, a city with a population of around 54,000.

The city's emergency response team will be issuing citations to residences and businesses hosting large gatherings that don't comply with state regulations. Violators will face a $490 fine.

In Revere, Mass., fines have been instituted for hosting large groups, while several park and recreation facilities have been closed and businesses are subject to inspects as the city cracks down on a growing number of coronavirus cases.

Several parks and recreation facilities where violations have occurred will be closed.

There will be increased business inspections and citations for violators, as well as increased oversight at establishments such as bars with support from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

The city's coronavirus outreach team is also hiring a multilingual team of "COVID-19 ambassadors" to assist with public outreach, promote safe practices and distribute resources 

Indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, with no more than 25 people total, while outdoor gatherings are limited to 25% of the total capacity or eight people per 1,000 square feet, with no more than 50 people.

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