FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Mother Frances Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, in Battery Park in New York. Cuomo said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, that the state would seek $20,000 in fines against the promoters who organized a July concert in Southampton, Long Island, by The Chainsmokers that saw widespread violations of social distancing rules. Cuomo also threatened to take away state funding from schools in coronavirus hot spots that are ignoring orders to shut their doors, saying their defiance is endangering public health. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
(Suffolk County, NY)- On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to take away state funding in areas that aren’t enforcing COVID restrictions. The Governors office said that local governments must “enforce public health law, under Section 16 in the designated cluster zones, or else they will lose state funding”. Schools in cluster zones, could also lose funding if they don’t comply with the new COVID rules. Cuomo also said in a press conference, that he expects that we will be dealing with COVID clusters for another year.
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