De Blasio’s stay-at-home guidance includes fines and penalties for noncompliance

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio updated his city’s guidance on Friday that would enforce a stay-at-home order by imposing penalties and fines on any violators.

The latest COVID-19 guidance comes hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statewide “stay at home” order. As of 6 p.m. Friday, there were 5,683 positive cases of COVID-19 and 43 fatalities across New York City.

According to the mayor’s office, beginning Sunday at 8 p.m., all nonessential businesses in New York City must be closed. Businesses that provide necessary functions will be allowed to operate. These include grocery stores, pharmacies, internet providers, food delivery, mass transit, banks, and financial institutions.

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