COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-08-20

Thursday, August 20, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - Fines at Checkpoints

Question: My question has to do with the enforcement of these checkpoints. Apparently there haven't been any fines or violations of this enhanced quarantine effort. Why do you think that is?

Mayor: I think it's like so many other things. So many times we start an enforcement effort with education and giving people a chance to get acclimated. And, especially in a crisis like this, we do believe a lot of people understand this is literally life and death to get this right and it's about stopping this disease. The education has now happened. The procedures are now in place to do a lot more enforcement and we're now going to be in a position if we need to give fines, we will. I don't want to give anyone a fine, but, if we have to, you'll start to see fines.
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