New York to Enact Random Checkpoints Throughout the City
The specific locations of exactly where the checkpoints will be located — as well as whether they will remain in static locations versus being moved to different locations around the city — have not been publicly revealed at the time this article was written.
State law in New York requires anyone entering the state who has spent greater than 24 hours in any state on the aforementioned restricted list to:
Quarantine — that is, remain in your home or the place you are staying except for emergencies, to seek medical care, or to leave the state — upon arrival for 14 days from the last day of travel within a state on the restricted list.
In addition to Puerto Rico, the 34 states which are currently included on the restricted list at the time this article was written are:
At the checkpoints — where each person who is stopped is expected to spend only a couple of minutes of his or her time:
Individuals will be asked whether they have spent more than 24 hours in any State on New York’s Restricted State list in the last 14 days.
If yes, the individual will be required to complete a New York State Traveler Health Form. The form is available online and can be filled out at the earliest, one day before arrival in New York City, or at the checkpoint. The registration form takes fewer than five minutes to complete; and the individual can avoid that delay by filling out the form online at the earliest, one day before he or she arrives in the city of New York. You should take a screenshot of the confirmation page as proof that you have indeed completed the form.
“These checkpoints are an educational tool designed to ensure travelers understand and comply with New York State’s travel restrictions. Through enormous sacrifice and perseverance, New York City has reduced COVID-19 transmission and positive test rates to among the lowest in the country. We cannot afford to let our guard down now”, according to this official list of frequently asked questions.
As for any individual who does not comply with the law of the state of New York and fails to quarantine or register, “We know that everyone will cooperate in the interest of public health and slowing the spread of COVID-19. However, for truly exceptional cases of noncompliance, pursuant to State law, individuals may be subject to significant fines.”
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How about restoring power to people that can’t use AC or are losing food in our refrigerators. You don’t seem to get it. You should have started checkpoints months ago. And now rolling them back. This is a step backwards and proof that you are incompetent. Resign @BilldeBlasio