NYC Boosting Quarantine Enforcement

Aug 14, 2020

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New York City is ramping up enforcement of the out of state quarantine rules.

There have been more than 1300 out-of-state drivers stopped trying to cross into Staten Island. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the checkpoints are concentrated there because a lot of people come up 1-95 into Staten Island.

“These checkpoints, you will start to see them more and more and they are going to keep rotating around," he said, "and the idea is to educate people that the quarantine is the law.”

The mayor says authorities will be stationed at the New Jersey crossings and in the Bronx. People are expected to quarantine if coming from states that have a high coronavirus transmission rate.