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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) said this week it will begin imposing a $50 fine for failure to wear a mask or face covering appropriately in Port Authority facilities, including John Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports.

The fines go into effect Monday, November 2, and the move is part of PANYNJ’s commitment to supporting the New York and New Jersey state requirements on mask wearing in transportation facilities.

The Port Authority added, however, that it will continue to put primary emphasis on voluntary compliance, using public announcements, posters and digital signage, mask giveaways and education days, and one-on-one interaction to make travelers aware of the health and safety protocols established by New York and New Jersey.