Mayor de Blasio announced checkpoints for the bridge-and-tunnel crowd to comply with the state’s mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine rule for those arriving from COVID-19 hotspots.
“They (visitors) will be reminded that it is required not optional,” de Blasio said on Wednesday. “This is serious stuff. If we’re going to hold at this level, the quarantine is going to have to be enforced.”
The NYC Sheriff, deputies and other officials said they will deploy to Penn Station, airports, bridges, tunnels, and on major roadways to quiz travelers about their plans and register with authorities.
Currently, there are 34 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico where COVID-19 rates are too high or rising according to state metrics, de Blasio said. The restriction of states is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive coronavirus tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents