NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is cracking down on large gatherings.NYC Residents Told To Wear Masks In Indoor Public Settings, As Omicron Variant Confirmed In Canada
“When you see a crowd, when you see a line that’s not distanced, when you see a supermarket that’s too crowded, anything, you can report it right away so we can get help there to fix the problem,” de Blasio said in a video, “and now it’s as simple as taking a photo. All you got to do is take the photo and put the location with it and bang, send a photo like this and we will make sure enforcement comes right away.”
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2020
New Yorkers can text the photos to 311-692 or through the 311 app, and police will respond to the location.READ MORE: Omicron Variant: 1st North American Case Detected In Ontario
The mayor says keeping people apart will help stop the disease from spreading.MORE NEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Set To Start Monday In Manhattan
As of April 15, the NYPD had issued 76 summonses and made 15 social distancing arrests.