June 6, 2020 by Austin McDaniel How will these plans be enforced? What are the penalties for failure to comply? A violation of a state COVID-19 Mandate may subject a fishing vessel to an order to cease operations and/or a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation. In addition to the potential civil fines noted above, a person or organization that fails to follow the state COVID-19 Mandates designed to protect the public health from this dangerous virus and its impact may, under certain circumstances, also be criminally prosecuted for Reckless Endangerment. These fines may be imposed by Federal, State or local authorities.