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NYC Will Have Covid Checkpoints at Key Bridges and Crossings

Bloomberg logo Bloomberg 11/24/2020 Stacie Sherman
a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: FORT LEE, NJ - SEPTEMBER 7: A view of the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Historic Park, September 7, 2016 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Jury selection begins on Thursday for the New Jersey 'Bridgegate' trial. Two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand accused of intentionally causing traffic gridlock in Fort Lee during morning rush hour for a week in September 2013. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) © Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images FORT LEE, NJ - SEPTEMBER 7: A view of the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Historic Park, September 7, 2016 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Jury selection begins on Thursday for the New Jersey 'Bridgegate' trial. Two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand accused of intentionally causing traffic gridlock in Fort Lee during morning rush hour for a week in September 2013. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

(Bloomberg) -- New York City will have vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings, and will strictly enforce the travel quarantine, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.

The sheriff’s office will conduct spot checks when out-of-state buses drop riders off at the curb. Test and tracing teams will be on the ground to direct individuals to testing sites and provide education on quarantine, Fucito said.

The 14-day quarantine mandates that travelers quarantine or test out. Violations of self-quarantine will be enforced, and may carry fines of $1,000 to $2,000, according to the mayor’s office.

The city will enforce the completion of traveler forms at airports, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. There will be self-test site teams on site.

New York, the early center of the U.S. outbreak, reported a seven-day average of 1,476 new cases, and a seven-day positive test rate of 3.17%, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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