Look Out – NYC Sets Covid Checkpoints At Bridges, Tunnels To Enforce State Quarantine

Look Out – NYC Sets Covid Checkpoints At Bridges, Tunnels To Enforce State Quarantine
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is setting up Covid-19 “traveler registration checkpoints” at tunnel and bridge crossings starting Aug. 6 to help compliance with New York State quarantine requirements to contain the virus.

A directive, from Gov. Andrew Cuomo says travelers from 35 designated states with high Covid-19 transmission rates must complete a New York State Department of Health traveler form and quarantine for two weeks upon entering New York. So far it’s been contained to airports where people off flights are told to indicate where they’ll be staying or receive a summons. They are supposed to self-quarantine for two weeks.

The initial push excluded ground transportation. But as of tomorrow, the NYC Sheriff’s Office in coordination with other law enforcement agencies will be operating checkpoints with the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit beginning outreach at Penn Station “to educate travelers about New York State home-quarantine orders.
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