NY Gov. Cuomo increasing National Guard at airports in effort to enforce COVID rules

Video above: These Airports Now Offer Rapid On-Site Testing to Those Needing to TravelNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday new quarantine rules which seek to bolster protections and safe guards to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The measures call for increased National Guard and police in airports to more strongly enforce the state’s new testing rules going into the holiday. Travelers from a non-neighboring state entering the Empire State will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.”We are worried about holiday season, we are worried about behavior inside the state, we are worried about behavior outside the state,” Cuomo said according to WABC-TV. “People should be cautious about small gatherings this year. I’ve said we have a very strict quarantine policy in place for the holiday weekend travel period. We are going to be increasing enforcement personnel at the New York airports.”He said he had spoken with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about enhancing NYPD presence at airports to assist.Cuomo pointed to college students as a “highly problematic” area of concern, according to WNBC.The increased checks and restrictions come as the U.S. grapples with a brutal week of coronavirus daily records. Thursday, Nov. 6, marked the third day that week the nation topped more than 100,000 daily cases. Cuomo said he spoke to Mayor Bill de Blasio about increasing the NYPD at the airports and he wants people to know he is seriousCuomo announced a broad new entry test policy last week that requires travelers to provide a negative COVID test before traveling to New York, as well as to take an additional test four days later. If that second test comes up negative, they won’t quarantine for 14 days.

Video above: These Airports Now Offer Rapid On-Site Testing to Those Needing to Travel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday new quarantine rules which seek to bolster protections and safe guards to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

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The measures call for increased National Guard and police in airports to more strongly enforce the state’s new testing rules going into the holiday. Travelers from a non-neighboring state entering the Empire State will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

“We are worried about holiday season, we are worried about behavior inside the state, we are worried about behavior outside the state,” Cuomo said according to WABC-TV. “People should be cautious about small gatherings this year. I’ve said we have a very strict quarantine policy in place for the holiday weekend travel period. We are going to be increasing enforcement personnel at the New York airports.”

He said he had spoken with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about enhancing NYPD presence at airports to assist.

Cuomo pointed to college students as a “highly problematic” area of concern, according to WNBC.

The increased checks and restrictions come as the U.S. grapples with a brutal week of coronavirus daily records. Thursday, Nov. 6, marked the third day that week the nation topped more than 100,000 daily cases.

Cuomo said he spoke to Mayor Bill de Blasio about increasing the NYPD at the airports and he wants people to know he is serious

Cuomo announced a broad new entry test policy last week that requires travelers to provide a negative COVID test before traveling to New York, as well as to take an additional test four days later. If that second test comes up negative, they won’t quarantine for 14 days.