April 8, 2020
HORNELL, NY – Hornell Police Chief Ted Murray announced today that the Hornell Police Department will be actively giving written warnings (warnings first) then charging, those who break the governor’s Pause New York rules regarding social distancing, running a business that is considered non-essential, and going out in public when you’re sick with Covid-19.
Other law enforcement agencies, are said to be going to do the same.
District Attorney Brooks Baker is quoted as saying his office will be prosecuting these cases.
Below are the governor’s 10 points, that Chief Murray is talking about:
All non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;
Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;
Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;
When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;
Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;
Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;
Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;
Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;
Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and
Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.