A Boston suburb has set up one-way sidewalks in order to have residents practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Police in Beverly, in the north of the city, have mandated that locals who are walking in opposite directions along bustling Lothrop Street must now use separate sidewalks so that they are not brushing up against one another.
Pedestrians must now walk against traffic and failure to comply with the new directive could result in a $100 fine.
It comes as the state of Massachusetts struggles to slow the spread of COVID-19, with at least 16,790 confirmed cases. Beverly is located in Essex County, which has at least 2,100 cases.
I know you lost your job and you are walking to save money and buy groceries for your kids
but here, you deserve this $100 fine for being in the situation.