People traveling into New York City or returning will be required to sign the Commissioner’s Health order when arriving in the city and if found in violation, they will be charged $1,000 each time, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
“All travelers will receive a Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner’s Order to quarantine via certified mail,” the mayor said.
The sheriff’s deputy office will visit the home of every single UK traveler coming into New York City to make sure they are adhering to the mandatory travel quarantine, or they will be penalized, de Blasio said.
“UK travelers will be personally served DOH commissioner’s order to quarantine by the sheriff’s office,” de Blasio said.
Prior to this order, New York City residents were subjected to $1,000 fines for not wearing face masks and violating social distancing rules.
People coming to New York City through airplanes and trains will be required to sign the Commissioner’s Health Order, de Blasio said.
At least 10,000 cars have been stopped by officials already, the mayor said.
New York City is working closely with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a jointly run transit agency, and state authorities to make sure individuals are following the mandatory quarantine, de Blasio said.