During Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference this week, he expressed a lot of good news about the possible flattening of the curve here in New York. However, one thing he wasn't so happy about was the number of people not practicing social distancing over the weekend.

In his addresses, he mentioned all the crowds of people in the parks as his main motivation to increase the fines for not social distancing from $500 to $1,000.

“We get reckless, we change or we’re not compliant on social distancing, you will see those numbers go up again. We underestimate this virus at our own peril. Now is not the time to slack off on what we’re doing."


--Governor Cuomo

The governor called on local government and law enforcement to do more to ensure people are practicing social distancing throughout the state.

In addition, he extended the closure of schools and nonessential businesses until April 29.

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