Gov.Andrew Cuomo is closely monitoring the COVID-19 data coming in. He wants us all to remember that COVID-19 is still a major threat to everyone in the country.

Cuomo announced that the state has received more than 2,500 complaints about businesses violating reopening rules. Many of the complainants stated that they were making the complaints because businesses and their patrons were violating rules that ultimately put their lives at risk. Many of the complaints were about restaurants and bars not adhering to social distancing requirements, and these violations have been well documented.

Cuomo threatened to revoke the liquor law licenses for restaurants and bars that do not adhere to the social distancing requirements. He stated that most of the violators were in Manhattan where people were drinking and gathering in large groups without masks in the streets. At one point he said the violations were running rampant and there was not enough enforcement.

Cuomo said that if the local jurisdictions cannot implement and enforce regulations on restaurants and bars the state government will step in.

Cuomo even spoke about the protesters. He said that people should protest, but when they do, they must still obey the law. They must do so safely by wearing a mask if they can’t keep an appropriate distance.

I, for one, certainly don’t want to have to go back under lockdown. Actually, I don’t understand anyone else who would risk it either. I realize there’s a lot going on right now in the country with race relations and protesting, but we can’t lose sight of our fight against COVID-19.

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