Social Distancing Violations in New York Come with Hefty Financial Fine

NEW YORK, NY – If you get caught in New York violating Governor Andrew Cuomo’s social distancing policies, or caught not wearing a mask, you can be fined up to $1,000 per incident.  Under New York State law a violation of Cuomo’s executive order range from $1,000. Governor Cuomo also announced in April the state has increased the maximum fine for violations of the state’s social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000 to help address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols. The Governor reminded localities that they have the authority to enforce the protocols.