Ige: New law needed for mask enforcement


KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Darya, who declined to give her last name, looks at the do-it-yourself mask section while shopping at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts in Hilo last month.

Gov. David Ige on Monday said a new law is needed to help handle those who ignore the coronavirus-related emergency mask mandate in Hawaii by issuing a citation similar to tickets written for minor traffic infractions, which carry a fine but aren’t treated as a criminal offense.