NY Adds States To Quarantine List, Sends Monitors To NYC

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A Trader Joe's store employee, right, sprays hand sanitizer on a customer before he enters the Brooklyn supermarket, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in New York. New York City may begin Phase 3 reopening as early as Monday, July 6. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a decision on the reopening of indoor dining in New York City.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday television interview that he plans to send state police and health and liquor officials to New York City Tuesday night ahead of his decision expected Wednesday.

The governor said he worries about lack of compliance with requirements to wear a mask and keep 6 feet (2 meters) away from others amid reports that dining in closed, indoor areas with air-conditioned systems could lead to spikes in COVID-19.

“Tonight we’re going to have state police, we’re going to have department of health monitors, we’re going to have State Liquor Authority monitors, but they’re going to be looking all throughout the city to see if New Yorkers are complying,” Cuomo said. “And I’ve said to the local governments in New York, also on Long Island we have an issue, they have to enforce the compliance … I don’t want to be a hard-edge, but it’s the law.”

The Democratic governor’s concerns about indoor dining and lack of compliance with distancing and masks rules come as he raises repeated worries about travelers visiting New York from states where COVID-19 appears to be spreading.

Cuomo, along with his counterparts in New Jersey and Connecticut, announced a travel advisory last week that requires individuals from states with “increased prevalence of COVID-19” to quarantine for 14 days. Cuomo’s advisory applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or a test positivity rate higher than 10%.

Cuomo’s office announced Tuesday that California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee now meet the metrics under New York’s travel advisory. Those states join Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

Cuomo has warned that those out-of-state travelers could lead to a rise in infections in a state that’s seen a gradual decline in COVID-19 reported hospitalizations, fatalities and cases.

Nearly 900 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in hospitals in New York, according to the state Department of Health, and 13 individuals who had tested positive for COVID-19 died Monday in hospitals or nursing homes.

Just 1% — or 524 — of 52,025 individuals tested for COVID-19 on Monday were positive, an amount that has shrunk even as the state has tested tens of thousands more people since the spring.

Individuals who violate a state or local quarantine or isolation order under the advisory can face a civil penalty of up to $10,000, according to Cuomo’s executive order.

Cuomo said he wants a “snapshot” of compliance with mask and distancing requirements in New York City, where he said he has chastised people not following the rules.

“And I say to people on the street, when I see they don’t have a mask or I see these groups of people in front of a bar: ‘What are you thinking? How short a memory. Learn the lesson. Give me a break,’” Cuomo said.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t the deadly covid-19 virus end Easter? Or was it Memorial Day when the weather got hotter and everyone used hydroquakazine and bleach? Worst health crisis since the Polio Epidemic of 1948 but no leadership this time. MAGA= More American Graves Around…

    • You think by repeating the sae stupidty over ten screen names its gets you a better resposne?

      you think we don’t know that Yankele =qazxc?

      Now lets try to respond once and only once to the silly argument.

      In March, te right approach was be optmistic just like we all are or should be in life. When a family member gets sick lo alinu you say don’t worry , “you will get better soon”. Its the preisdnets job as comfortor in chief to do the same. Those statements were smart statements

      • Yankele=Yingele You are getting old if you couldn’t figure this out. In March we could have saved 1000’s of frumme lives by starting early after we had all the facts from Italy, China etc.Your ideas killed more unsere in Boro Park alone the the entire State of Israel. We failed them based on your POTUS and Your ideas. Thank Hashem who gave us Governor Coumo and ordered all Closings against your and the POTUS advice. We have the lowest COVID in the USA today. The Republican States of Texas, Florida,Arizona,Louisiana etc who followed Trumps advice and opened early they are paying a heavy price today. You failed and your “War time President is” Missing in action when the daily rates hitting all time highs in every Republican State who followed his advice (and yours)

        • Coumo shleped before he closed the state too . Nobody believed it in March . Don’t sell me garbage

          Now re reopening there is an in between .
          Tx & Fl never listened to trump who said wait for a simple down curve
          Tx &FL opened it all including night clubs for shiksa zonus.

          There is an in between .
          More and more professionals are saying closing schools for so long ( and tea camps ) are killing kids and causing more Harm then good . We are talking about the American group of paediatrics , and real professionals. Cuomo hurts even more people of colour and other poor minority kids who can’t learn remotely and / or are not safe at home . Yes the same defund the police cries don’t give a hoot about the youth they are hurting .

          It’s been proven schools are low risk and soo essential . That’s where Cuomo stupidity and careless ness shows . It’s an over reach and harmful .

          There is a fine line

  2. There is not and never was any COVID 19 pandemic. 15 cases of regular seasonal flu that vanished like a miracle in April. The 125,000 ‘dead’ Americans were all mannequins George Soros built to fool us all into wearing masks that are going to suffocate us, causing people to yell I CAN’T BREATHE and to start the destruction of monuments to Confederate traitors (many Confederate traitors were very fine people).

  3. Watch them swarm 13th avenue for people davening at shomer shaboos or eating chulent, while igoring looters and protestors in the street with no masks, yelling on top of each other.

    I am willing to bet they will racial profile. They won’t get near people of color because they know what happens if they get tickted for violations. But they will be all over frum jews

    • Not to be confused with the Democrat states of New York, New Jersey, California, and so forth, which had the heaviest death tolls. Ain’t it convenient of you to ignore that, and to focus on the (far less meaningful) rise in cases without deaths?

  4. None of them during the riots? state police, we’re going to have department of health monitors, we’re going to have State Liquor Authority monitors,

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