NYC to set up quarantine checkpoints at city borders

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New York City is going to set up checkpoints into the city to check out-of-state travelers to make sure they are following quarantine rules.

The New York City Sherrif’s Office is setting up quarantine checkpoints at major bridges and tunnels into the city.

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Wednesday morning.

“New York City is holding the line against COVID-19, and New Yorkers have shown tremendous discipline,” the mayor said. “We’re not going to let our hard work slip away and will continue to do everything we can to keep New Yorkers safe and healthy.”

A fifth of all new coronavirus cases in the city are from out-of-state visitors, according to city officials.

Local authorities also planned to set up a checkpoint in Penn Station to check visitors who arrive by train.

“We need to ensure visitors and New York Yorkers returning home are taking the necessary precautions to limit the spread of this disease,” New York City Sherriff Joseph Fucito said.

State rules require anyone who arrives from a list of affected states is required to quarantine for 14 days when arriving in the state.  There are currently 35 states on the list.

Non-essential workers subject to the quarantine must:

·    Stay at their residence or in a hotel room, leaving only for essential medical appointments or treatment or to obtain food and other essential goods when the delivery of food or other essential goods to their residence or hotel is not feasible;
·    Not invite or allow guests, other than caregivers, into their quarantined residence or hotel room; and
·    Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek appropriate medical advice or testing if COVID-19 symptoms arise.

Essential workers subject to the State’s quarantine must:
·    Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing if they show symptoms of COVID-19; and
·    Limit their activities involving contact with other persons for fourteen (14) days to the purposes that exempted them from the self-quarantine requirement to the extent possible.
·    If staying longer than 36 hours in New York state, seek diagnostic testing for COVID-19 as soon as possible upon arrival (within 24 hours).

Anyone caught breaking the quarantine could face a $10,000 fine. Individuals who refuse to fill out the New York State Department of Health travel form are subject to a $2,000 fine.

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7 thoughts on “NYC to set up quarantine checkpoints at city borders

  1. “The New York City Sherrif’s Office is setting up quarantine checkpoints at major bridges and tunnels into the city.”

    Thinking about what JD said yesterday, blocking access?

  2. back in february there were “essential travel letters” being issued by corporations for their employees.

    even ray charles saw this coming…..

  3. And subways from Long Island? And ferries from Staten Island? Checkpoints at all subway stations and ferry ports? Anyone with a sailboat or motor boat or yacht from CT, RI, MA, or NJ can slip in, doncha know….

    1. Doesn’t a red state indicate quarantine? They have all been red at one time or another, meaning the communist CEO calling him or herself a governor committed a crime and pretended they had the authority to remove the autonomy and the ratified law of 1791, and though they continue to break the law they do so with impunity.
      There are no goddamn republicans or democrats. No conservatives or liberals. No left, no right. And the red and blue is for child-minded folks like you. They are all communists, corporate communists behind the king of the jews international communist Donald Trump, and the raggity ass marxists made up mostly of f-king women.
      They have declared war on the people’s ratified law and on our authority. We aren’t going to whip them practicing run-fu. Either the men in this country stand up and enforce the Bill of Rights or accept their chains.
      The Bill of Rights and liberty or the unlawful United States Corporation, the unlawful 14th Amendment, and subjugation to slavery.
      They all shit through the same hole and anybody who can’t see that at this point is wantonly blind or stupid.

  4. Your papers, please. Yahoo! We are so free! God bless America!

    The proud Sheeple American song continues to ring through my ears,

    “And I’m proud to be an AmeriCAN, where at least I’m……(insert bullshit here)”

    So we’ve switched from protection from terrorism to protection from biological disease. How fun. Gotta keep the police state running somehow.

    1. And you fu**in’-A know that once this crap finally runs it’s course, “alien disclosure” will be right behind it!
      That is the last conjured enemy in their playbook.

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