Police Could Stop Vehicles With Out Of State Plates To Enforce Quarantine
In an effort to help enforce a 14-day Quarantine for people who traveled to COVID-19 Hot spots, Police in New York could pull over vehicles with out of state plates to make sure people who have traveled from out of state have quarantined themselves.
Yesterday according to WIVB, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that to help keep COVID-19 at bay in the state, NY has teamed up with NJ and CT to issue a joint travel advisory which includes people who are traveling from a state with a high infection rate of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days.
During their press conference, the Governors of NY, NJ, and CT said that people who are traveling from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas would have to obey the quarantine rule.
To help enforce the travel advisory, besides tracking people at airports and bus stations, police in New York could also pull over vehicles with out of state plates to make sure the driver has obeyed the 14 quarantine rule.
Cuomo gave an example during the press conference on how the interaction with police and someone with out of state plates.
“You’re stopped by a police officer who says, ‘You’re driving a car from Florida. Weren’t you supposed to be on quarantine for 14 days?’”
People who don't follow the quarantine advisory could be fined $2000 for the 1st violation, $5000 for the 2nd violation, and then $10000 for a 3rd violation.