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US NYC Will Have Covid Checkpoints at Key Bridges and Crossings

18:55  24 november  2020
18:55  24 november  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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City officials said on Wednesday that the checkpoints will help them monitor potential new outbreaks. They had grown particularly concerned amid an uptick In addition to the checkpoints at bridges and tunnels, the city will also set up similar efforts at Penn Station, starting on Thursday, and at the Port

New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges , tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors Covid -19 checkpoint at Jones Beach outside NYC © AFP / Al Bello. Follow RT on. De Blasio warned visitors that the city would be tightening its surveillance of new arrivals at " key entry

(Bloomberg) -- New York City will have vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings, and will strictly enforce the travel quarantine, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.

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The sheriff’s office will conduct spot checks when out-of-state buses drop riders off at the curb. Test and tracing teams will be on the ground to direct individuals to testing sites and provide education on quarantine, Fucito said.

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New York City will stop travelers from 35 states and territories with high Covid -19 transmission rates at train stations, airports, and bridge At least 20 sheriff’s officers, assisted by other law-enforcement agencies, will be deployed at checkpoints to stop vehicles at random, said city Sheriff Joseph Fucito.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that for the first time law enforcement units will establish COVID -19 quarantine checkpoints . "We will have checkpoints at key entry points to the city," de Blasio said at his daily briefing.

The 14-day quarantine mandates that travelers quarantine or test out. Violations of self-quarantine will be enforced, and may carry fines of $1,000 to $2,000, according to the mayor’s office.

The city will enforce the completion of traveler forms at airports, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. There will be self-test site teams on site.

New York, the early center of the U.S. outbreak, reported a seven-day average of 1,476 new cases, and a seven-day positive test rate of 3.17%, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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