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COVID-19: Cuomo not pleased with local government enforcement or testing in schools

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Mon, Oct 5th 2020 09:30 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the following thoughts Sunday: "Local governments have not done an effective job of enforcement in these hotspot ZIP codes. The state will be doing aggressive enforcement starting tomorrow. As we saw with bars and restaurants, when the state initiated enforcement actions compliance greatly increased. However, the state cannot take over effective enforcement for every jurisdiction and, if a local jurisdiction cannot or will not perform effective enforcement of violating entities, notify the state and we will close all business activity in the hotspots where the local governments cannot do compliance.

“I'm concerned about the lack of testing in the schools. If the localities do not do testing immediately in the schools in those areas, the state will close them immediately. We all want schools to reopen if they can reopen safely. I have assured the parents of this state that I would not send my child to a school that I didn't know was safe. Without testing, we can't assure parents and teachers of the safety of that school."

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