New York City will put a stronger focus on out-of-state drivers coming in from states on the tri-state quarantine list by setting up checkpoints at key entry points into the city, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference.
“Travelers coming in from those states will be given information about the quarantine, they will be reminded that is required and not optional. They will be reminded that failure to quarantine is a violation of state law and it comes with serious penalties.” Mayor de Blasio said.
The checkpoints will be at major bridge and tunnel crossings, according to New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito.
The announcement comes after Mayor de Blasio said that the New York City’s positivity rate has been below 3% since June 10.
“This is serious stuff and it’s time for everyone realizes it. If we are going to hold at this level at health and safety in this city and get better we have to deal with the fact that the quarantine must be applied consistently” de Blasio added.
The checkpoints will start today, according to de Blasio.