New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said local governments will be responsible for enforcing the new Covid-19 cluster restrictions announced today.
Cuomo said that the lack of enforcement has contributed to the current problems being seen in Covid clusters in New York state.
“If we had enforced the rules, we would not be there today,” Cuomo said.
All local governments will be required to assign people to a state enforcement task force, he said.
New York City will be required to assign 400 personnel to the enforcement task force.
“The state does not have the resources to do enforcement, it must be done by the local level. I have no problem doing it. I just don’t have the resources to do it,” Cuomo said.