Riders Sail Past De Blasio’s Checkpoints At Penn Station

Gothamist reports:

New York City is expanding its quarantine warning program, hitting bridges, tunnels, Penn Station, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to intercept travelers—and returning residents—from states designated high-risk by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

But on the first day of the new program, it became clear the enhanced efforts, which build on initiatives already in place at airports, are much more like adding personnel to the Information Booth than beefing up coronavirus protection at busy travel hubs.

“I know what I’m doing,” said Harold Cerra, at Penn Station, after getting off an Amtrak train from Florida and brushing quickly past a greeter from Mayor Bill de Blasio’’s Public Engagement Unit who was handing out flyers. “I take precautions.”

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