NYC gave out $150,000 in fines to COVID rule-breakers over the weekend

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 12th, 2020 11:13 am
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Last Updated Oct 13th, 2020 at 10:22 am

New York City officials have issued 62 fines totaling $150,000 for violations of COVID-19 rules, city officials said on Sunday.

The crackdown on coronavirus regulations followed a spike in cases in Brooklyn and Queens.

New state rules have prevented houses of worship in hot spots from hosting more than groups of 10. Five unnamed religious institutions were included in the fines.

Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced last week fines of up to $15,000 for holding large gatherings and up to $1,000 for those refusing to wear face coverings.

Read more: De Blasio announces $1,000 fine for anyone not wearing a mask in NYC


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