Appalled by photos of mass gatherings that are ignoring social distancing protocols, Cuomo said he would shut down various locations again if residents don’t abide by the state’s reopening rules.
“We’re not going to go back to that dark place because local governments didn’t do their job,” Cuomo said. He claimed the state has received 25,000 complaints about health-safety violations since the start of the pandemic, most of them involving bars and restaurants.
“Manhattan and the Hamptons are the leading areas in the state with violations,” Cuomo said. “These are not hard-to-spot violations. People send videos of these violations.”