National Guard in Rhode Island will begin going door-to-door on Saturday to enforce an executive order requiring visitors from New York to go into self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, who signed the order Thursday, also authorized police to make traffic stops of vehicles with license plates from the Empire State, according to Bloomberg News.
“Right now we have a pinpointed risk. That risk is called New York City,” said Raimondo, who signed an executive order on the matter on Thursday.
“That’s a law. That’s an order. It comes with penalties. It’s not a suggestion,” she said at a press conference on Friday.
The order will extend through April 25 and apply to anyone who has visited New York in the past two weeks.
New York City is the epicenter of the United States’ coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, there were more than 44,000 confirmed cases in New York City out of just over 100,000 in the United States. Rhode Island, the smallest state in terms of geographic size, has 203 confirmed cases.
Chuck Ross – Daily Caller – March 28, 2020.