Mayor threatens fines, closures to neighborhoods seeing uptick in COVID-19 cases

Mayor Bill de Blasio threatening fines and closures to Brooklyn and Queens communities where he says they’re seeing an uptick in COVID-9 cases.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2020, 5:06 PM

Updated 1,338 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening fines and closures to Brooklyn and Queens communities where he says they’re seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
The mayor says if progress is not made by Monday night, he will take action, which could include banning gatherings of more than 10 people, closing private schools, child care centers and nonessential businesses.
The mayor says there also could be fines for anyone refusing to wear a mask.
The New York City Health Department says it continues to see considerable growth in Gravesend/Homecrest where cases are up 6.0%, Midwood (4.95%), Borough Park (3.53%), Bensonhurst (3.16%), Gerritsen Beach/Sheepshead Bay (3.07%), Flatlands/Midwood (3.06%) and Williamsburg (1.67%).
The mayor says they’re continuing to monitor mass compliance in these neighborhoods.
Health officials say there’s concern that if this isn’t brought under control it could spread into other neighborhoods. They are encouraging people to get tested and reminding you that if you got the antibody test you should not use those results to decide whether or not to return to school or work because past infection does not guarantee protection for being infected again.


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