COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-08-16

Thursday, August 13, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - Checkpoints Only at Staten Island Crossings?

Question: It's been more than a week since the city set up checkpoints to enforce a two-week mandatory quarantine, and you said the checkpoints would be set up at bridges and tunnels all across the city. But for the last week, the checkpoints have only been at Staten Island crossings with the exception of one day. So I'm wondering why the city only seems to be targeting Staten Island with these checkpoints?

Mayor: There's one obvious reason for Staten Island, which is that a lot of the traffic coming in from the rest of the country, including from some of the most affected states like Florida, comes up from the South and comes through Staten Island into New York City. That's one of the reasons why you're going to see a lot of activity there, but you're going to see activity also in the Bronx with folks coming down 95 the other direction. You’re going to see activity around the tunnels into Manhattan from New Jersey. You've got a lot of different pieces that are starting to grow. What's most important to recognize is that you'll start to see these checkpoints more and more, and they're going to keep rotating around, and the idea is to educate people that the quarantine is the law.
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