On August 6, NYC set up coronavirus checkpoints at locations including Pennsylvania Train Station, Bus Station, Multiple Bridges, and the Lincoln Tunnel to register and track travelers to New York.
Checkpoints are set up specifically by the NYC Sheriff’s Office and will change the spot every day. New York City Chief Joseph Fucito said the checkpoint will be set up near New York City’s main bridges and tunnels and will check passengers for compliance with other epidemic regulations, in addition to tightening quarantine policies. The checkpoints will be carried out in accordance with a uniform set of procedures to ensure that the rights of all persons are protected.
New York State, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, announced in June that travelers from high-risk areas would need to be quarantined for 14 days. Currently, 34 states, including California, Texas, and Florida, as well as Puerto Rico, are listed as high-risk areas by New York State.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he hopes the public will understand the importance of strict enforcement of quarantine and other epidemic prevention regulations by setting up coronavirus checkpoints. NYC is also cooperating with companies in the transportation and tourism industries to strengthen the popularization of epidemic prevention knowledge and implement epidemic prevention regulations. If the quarantined person really needs it, New York City can provide accommodation, food, and medicine. Those who violate the epidemic prevention regulations will face a fine of up to 10,000 dollars.