New York City is threatening to fine people who refuse to wear a mask.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday residents and visitors could be charged up to $1,000 if they don't wear a mask in public.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hand down a $50 fine for people who don't wear masks on public transit.
De Blasio's threat comes as the city's positive COVID-19 test rate begins to rise.
The rate has risen above 3% for the first time in months.