Governor Cuomo has a list of 35 states that require 14 day virus quarantining for those once they enter the state…
The number people doing so nobody knows and is is probably very few….
The fines for violations are up to $10,000….
With New Jersey and Massachusetts experiencing small upticks in their infection rates and NY City schools set to open in a month…
The NYC mayor is set to discourage people from travelling to the ‘Big Apple’….
Out-of-state travelers could face up to $10,000 in fines if they break New York City’s two-week quarantine rule, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, saying checkpoints will also be set up at entry points into the city.
Currently, travelers from 35 high-risk infection states and Puerto Rico must quarantine for 14 days. Those flying into New York airports are also required to fill out a special travel form — or face a $2,000 fine.
The new crackdown includes random checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings and up to $10,000 fines for those caught breaking quarantine.
“The idea is we don’t want to penalize people,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing. “We want to educate them we want to make sure they’re following the rules.”
He added, “The important thing is the checkpoints are going to send a very important message that this quarantine law is serious.”
New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito said the checks at key entry points into the city will be random.
“The only way to have an effective checkpoint is having a random component to it,” he said at the briefing. “Let’s say it’s every sixth vehicle or every eighth vehicle.”
New York City has seen an under 3 percent positive test rate for two full months — but one in five new cases of COVID-19 in the city is from an out-of-state traveler, de Blasio and head of the Test and Trace Corps Ted Long said…..