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Cuomo Threatens Renewed Lockdown If New Yorkers Flout Safety Protocols

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Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a press conference at the State Capitol on Sunday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Manhattan and Long Island there will be consequences if large gatherings at bars and restaurants continue to violate social distance and mask-wearing laws.

Cuomo warned local governments in New York City and the Hamptons that they must enforce laws that require social distance and mask-wearing, and limit the size of crowds. 

If they don’t, Cuomo says bars and restaurants could lose their liquor license – or worse. 

“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas. The only alternative would be to pause the entire reopening.” 

Other states including Oregon and Utah rolled back their reopening plans due to spikes in coronavirus cases. Cuomo says he’d rather target local violators than have to shut down the entire state again. 

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.
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