New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sent police officers to the various access points in the city in order to “catch and fine” those who attempt to enter or leave during the Thanksgiving vacations. However, millions of Americans are defying warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) not to travel during the holiday.
New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito, as reported by Zero Hedge, will conduct random checks on out-of-state buses when they drop off passengers at terminals, as well as on local and out-of-state cars.
Regulations imposed throughout New York state require travelers to be quarantined for 14 days or tested to prove they are negative for the CCP Virus. Violations of the self-quarantine will be enforced and can carry fines of $1,000 to $2,000, according to a spokesman for the mayor.
Despite threats by Democratic leaders that citizens should not leave their homes during the holiday period, more than 1 million Americans per day are traveling by plane, train, or car as we reach the peak of movement expected for Thanksgiving.
While the movement of people is less than it was last year, the movement of people across the country is expected to increase over the next few days. Despite the restrictions imposed by authorities, Americans are showing their weariness of the measures and do not want to miss the opportunity to travel to visit their families or relax after a very particular year.
Criticism of the excessive measures in several states is also being voiced by the Trump administration. White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany spoke to Fox News on Nov. 18 and referred to the measures imposed by some Democratic governors to combat the CCP Virus, asserting, “It’s not the American way” to solve things.
“I think a lot of the guidelines you’re seeing are Orwellian, the American people know how to protect their health. We dealt with COVID for many months,” McEnany said.
At the same time, in New York, where you can see a lot of resistance from people to obey the restrictions imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in some cases business owners are rising up against the isolation and closure measures.
Cuomo announced extreme measures to prevent the spread of the CCP Virus, including a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in private homes and a ban on opening bars, restaurants, and gyms.
On the one hand, some are taking the legal route, as is the case with the Jewish communities that filed a joint complaint, accusing the governor of discriminatory measures and the lack of state guarantees for religious freedom by preventing the faithful from attending their temples of assembly and prayer.
On the other hand, as recorded over the weekend, business owners in Buffalo, New York, made it clear that they have had enough of the arbitrary restrictions related to the CCP Virus imposed by Cuomo.
They argued that the governor’s orders are leading to the ruin of their establishments and putting the safety of their employees at risk.
Over the weekend, dozens of health inspectors went to various businesses in New York to verify that only authorized businesses are open, on the imposed schedules and in compliance with all requirements, The Daily Wire reported.
In Fulton County, a chief law enforcement officer has also decided not to enforce New York’s latest restrictions on home gatherings, The BL reported.
“This Thanksgiving, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will not arrest anyone suspected of violating New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order limiting indoor meetings to 10 people. Obtaining a search warrant to enter your home and see how many turkey or tofu eaters are present is not a priority, we will not do it,” said Sheriff Richard Giardino.