Dozens of New York bars and restaurants face charges related to Covid-19 violations week, including 10 that received license suspensions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
Nearly 1,100 compliance checks were conducted between July 21 and July 23 and violations were found at 84 establishments, which could lead to fines up to $10,000 per violation, Cuomo announced.
Since the start of the pandemic, the state has filed 443 charges and 33 Emergency Orders of Suspension for non-compliance with Covid-19 regulations.
"We are very proud of what New Yorkers did to flatten the curve of the virus, but we have to protect our progress because no one wants to do that again," Cuomo said. "That's why we're watching the bar and restaurant violations and the congregations in front of these establishments, as we believe it's connected to the increased infection rate with young people. We've tasked the State Liquor Authority and the State Police to help local governments more aggressively enforce the law and they are doing just that, with dozens of violations found last night alone."