Cuomo to Deploy National Guard to Airports for COVID Enforcement

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deploy National Guard troops to city airports to ensure arriving passengers have proof of a recent, negative coronavirus test, the governor said Friday.

As part of a new state policy, arriving passengers who lack such proof will have to quarantine for 14 days, officials said. With proof, they must still self-isolate for three days—then take a second test which, if negative, allows them to travel the state freely.

An arriving passenger’s positive test, on the other hand, will trigger more quarantine orders and tracing efforts to identify those who may have been exposed.

Violations of the testing regime are punishable by civil fines up to $10,000.

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.