New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who once referred to President Trump’s ban on travel from China as racist and xenophobic, is singing a different tune when it comes to Great Britain. Now that there’s supposedly a new strain of COVID on the other side of the pond, Hizzoner has ordered that any travelers arriving from the UK be greeted by representatives of the Health Department, made to fill out a contact tracing form, and told they must quarantine themselves for two weeks. Those who don’t comply with the quarantine order will face a $1,000 fine for each day of noncompliance. And they’re not stopping there. (CBS New York)
With a new more contagious strain raising concerns, Mayor Bill de Blasio is stepping up quarantine enforcement in the city, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported.
Now, all travelers coming into New York City will be greeted by the city Department of Health with a warning: either quarantine or face a fine.
“Filling out a form to let them know that I guess they track your whereabouts. That was easy, too. Only took two minutes on the internet,” one traveler said.
Mayor de Blasio further stated that he was going to have New York City Sheriff’s Deputies “visit the homes or hotel rooms” of every traveler arriving from the United Kingdom. This is apparently meant to ensure that nobody is sneaking out until the quarantine period has passed.