The New York Daily News reports:
Mayor de Blasio announced NYC will set up 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. “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.
NEWS: “Starting today we’re going to do something new, we will have checkpoints at key entry points in the city,” announces @NYCMayor, adding that there will be fines up to $10k for violating mandatory quarantine
— Julia Marsh (@juliakmarsh) August 5, 2020
NYC to set up quarantine checkpoints at city borders https://t.co/Gp1KtdaBbW
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) August 5, 2020
The checkpoints will stop a random sampling of cars entering the city – say every 6th car or every 8th car, says the NYC Sheriff.
— Erin Durkin (@erinmdurkin) August 5, 2020
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) August 5, 2020