Mayor de Blasio to fine people who refuse to wear masks

From The Guardian: New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering in public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, as he announced that the rate of positive tests for the coronavirus had climbed above 3% in the city for the first time in months.

The latest citywide daily positive test rate was 3.25%, De Blasio said, a rise attributed in part to nine zip codes city health officials say have seen worrying increases in cases. In some hotspots the positivity rate was 17%.

De Blasio said officials would first offer free masks to anyone caught not wearing one. If the person refuses, the mayor told reporters, they will face an unspecified fine. “Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask,” the mayor said. “We don’t want to fine people, but if we have to we will.”

In the first surge of the pandemic, in March and April, New York became not just the US hotspot but the world leader for coronavirus cases. City and state officials are anxious not to see the progress of recent months go to waste.

More than 7 million people have been infected in the US and more than 200,000 have died. According to Johns Hopkins University, New York state has recorded more than 450,000 cases and more than 25,000 deaths.

The new rule on masks extends across the city and echoes a policy imposed this month by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is controlled by the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Under that policy, commuters who refuse to wear a mask on public transit such as buses, trains and the subway system face a $50 fine.

On Tuesday, De Blasio said the seven-day rolling Covid-19 positivity average remained at 1.38%, though he added that this week the citywide average had risen to 3%.

“For the first time in months, you’re going to see a daily number over 3%,” De Blasio said. “Obviously, everyone is concerned about that. That is something we all have to work on together to address and something that says to us we have to be on high alert to make sure we fight back this challenge.”

Read the whole story here.

DCG

Better than Drudge Report. Check out Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative frontpage founded by ex-military!

Please follow and like us:

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0
 
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
16 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Steven Broiles
24 days ago

On every metric, Josh Bernstein is right: “It’s either Trump or death!”

We’ve become conditioned to be governed by crooks and hollow-skulled morons, but if you love death, vote Democrat. Cuomo is a gangster and Deblasio is an arrogant cretin, and they’re out to destroy the greatest city in the world! Masks don’t work! This is about SOCIAL CONTROL FOR THE UN 2030 AGENDA!

But what’s the use? Everyone in my Uber hates Warren Wilhelm, but even when they bring up the China virus, NONE OF THEM will be red-pilled!

MarkyMark
MarkyMark
24 days ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

QFT!

JayJay
JayJay
24 days ago

”’though he added that this week the citywide average had risen to 3%”’
Let me translate that for ya–MASKS AREN’T WORKING!!!!

Jen
Jen
24 days ago

There is a guy named Jason Goodman that does a live stream walking through the streets of NYC every Sunday and has been almost from the start of China Virus. It has been an eye opener to see all the boarded up buildings, graffiti, etc. NYC is not going to make it thanks to de Blasio. He truly is a thug.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
24 days ago

May as well try to tattoo “666′ on my fore head;…..I will not submit to their “Mask of the Beast”.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
24 days ago

How does he think this can pass the Constitutional Sniff Test? I guess he’ll learn when hundreds of thousands sue him for fining them for something that isn’t even a law and has been proven mostly injective.

the truth of god
the truth of god
23 days ago

should be sent to prison for killing of seniors and many more citizens.do not come begging the federal goverment for bail out. you CREATED THIS MONSTER now you can FEED IT

Cinderella
Editor
23 days ago

DeBlabbio must have received pointers from Connecticut governor, Ned Lamont (“Lamonty Python”), who recently threatened bare-faced residents with a $100 fine. Fewer people in CT to fill the collection plate, I guess, so it costs twice as much if you get caught with your nose and mouth hanging out.

Jackie Puppet
23 days ago

Let’s hope enough New Yorkers order this mask (my order just arrived yesterday, and I live in a heavily blue state, too:

https://atmtee.com/products/this-mask-is-as-useless-as-our-governor-face-cover

Jackie Puppet
23 days ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

A little expensive for a mask, but they do deserve to capitalize on it. I’m also thinking of ordering this, and wearing over to my parents’ house, just to troll them:

https://atmtee.com/collections/trump-2020/products/trump-face-cover-640

Jen
Jen
21 days ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

You might not want to wear that in the streets of NYC;) My governor (R) is newly elected but he is a RINO who bought the job.

Jackie Puppet
21 days ago
Reply to  Jen

I live about a mile outside Chicago, and it’s probably even more Democrat than NYC. I wore it to a couple of places where people have complained that I didn’t wear a mask in the past. I saw the look in their eyes that that couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing 🤨 😲 😂 One didn’t say anything, the other did thank me for wearing a mask. I’ll know in a few days if I received complaints. Also wore it grocery shopping today, received more of those looks. One woman did compliment me, saying “I can’t believe I’m saying… Read more »

Grace
Grace
22 days ago

More China pandering? We see right through you warren Wilhem Jr.