Starting Monday, face coverings will be required in downtown Amherst.
The town's Board of Health approved the order at an emergency meeting earlier this week.
The face coverings must be worn by everyone over the age of five, regardless of the distance between people.
Violators will be fined 50-dollars for a first offense, 100-dollars for a second offense and 200-dollars for any further violations.
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