Governor Cuomo Directs DOH Commissioner to Issue Section 16 Order to COVID-19 Hot Spot Local Governments to Ensure Public Health Compliance

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 15:48

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Commissioner of Health will send an order to COVID-19 hot spot local governments today establishing a framework for reporting their enforcement activities and setting specific consequences for failure to enforce the State Department of Health Emergency Regulations and the Governor's Executive Orders related to social distancing, mask compliance, and capacity limitations. If local governments do not enforce these legally binding requirements, they will be in violation of the order and can be subject to fines.