Coronavirus Crackdown: New Yorkers Asked To Report Social Distancing Violations

The mayor says keeping people apart will help stop the disease from spreading.

Coronavirus Crackdown: New Yorkers Asked To Report Social Distancing Violations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is cracking down on large gatherings.

Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter on Saturday, asking New Yorkers who see anyone violating the social distancing order to report it.

“When you see a crowd, when you see a line that’s not distanced, when you see a supermarket that’s too crowded, anything, you can report it right away so we can get help there to fix the problem,” de Blasio said in a video, “and now it’s as simple as taking a photo. All you got to do is take the photo and put the location with it and bang, send a photo like this and we will make sure enforcement comes right away.”

New Yorkers can text the photos to 311-692 or through the 311 app, and police will respond to the location.

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The mayor says keeping people apart will help stop the disease from spreading.

As of April 15, the NYPD had issued 76 summonses and made 15 social distancing arrests.

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Coronavirus Closure? New York City Council Members Request Temporary Shutdown Of Subway, Bus Service

The letter cites the high rate of deaths among MTA workers.

Coronavirus Closure? New York City Council Members Request Temporary Shutdown Of Subway, Bus Service

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four members of the New York City Council have issued a request to temporarily close the city’s transit system.

Council Member Robert Holden has written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s office, saying subways and buses should be shut down for at least one week to allow for a deep clean.

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The letter cites the high rate of coronavirus deaths among MTA workers.

The council members want the city and state to partner with for-hire vehicle services to provide rides to essential workers during the closure.

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The MTA issued the following statement regarding the request:

“What these council members don’t realize is that shutting down mass transit during this unprecedented crisis would be dangerous and could lead to even more deaths. Even with subway ridership down more than 90 percent, we are making it possible for doctors, nurses, first responders, grocery and pharmacy workers, and other essential personnel to get to work and save lives. The MTA has led the nation in its efforts to protect its employees and customers, disinfecting its stations and rolling stock daily and even breaking away from federal guidance and providing hundreds of thousands of masks to our heroic workforce before the CDC recommended it.”

The MTA says it is using “enhanced sanitizing procedures,” disinfecting trains and buses every day and disinfecting stations twice a day.

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