NYC To Issue Fines To Anti-Maskers In an Effort To Curb COVID Hotspots

Sep 29, 2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gives his daily briefing.

The New York City coronavirus infection rate is now up to three-point-two-five percent, concerning officials.   

This is about three times what the infection rate has been in recent weeks.  Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi points to nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens seeing a huge uptick.

“We are deeply concerned about the alarming increase.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio says authorities will aggressively hand out fines for folks not wearing face coverings in areas of concern and may take more action if progress isn’t made soon.

“Business closures in certain areas and obviously wider scale closure of community institutions like Yeshivas.”

The mayor says schools will remain open unless the 7 day rolling average infection rate hits 3 percent.