Wednesday, April 15, 2020


A reader asks: It is my understanding that Governor Cuomo has ordered that all New York residents must wear a mask starting this Friday when out in public and that “local authorities will be tasked with enforcing the mandate”. The articles I have looked at are unclear about how and what this enforcement will be.

Can you please clarify how local police will be enforcing this? Will there be mass arrests? Do you have to wear the mask in your car? According to the press at Breitbart: “You must wear a mask, or cloth or an attractive bandanna,” Cuomo said. Cuomo said he would not level a civil penalty for not wearing as mask, but hoped that New Yorkers would follow his order. 

This is confusing. Help!

YOUR EDITOR'S RESPONSE: Agreed.  Inquiries are being made with local law enforcement and legal authorities. Will keep you posted.


  1. New Yorkers will soon have to start wearing masks or cloth coverings over their mouths and noses in public to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

    He announced plans to issue an executive order mandating the masks be worn whenever New Yorkers cannot maintain at least six feet of space between themselves and others in public, citing the social-distancing measure taken to limit the risk of infection.

    "If you are in public and you cannot maintain social distancing, then have a mask," Cuomo said.

    The order is expected to take effect Friday to allow people time to obtain masks or cloth coverings to follow the new rules, Cuomo said, adding local authorities will be tasked with enforcing the mandate.

    He noted there could be a civil penalty imposed in the future if people don't follow the new rules.

  2. 4. Being masked or in any manner disguised by unusual or unnatural attire or facial alteration, loiters, remains or congregates in a public place with other persons so masked or disguised, or knowingly permits or aids persons so masked or disguised to congregate in a public place; except that such conduct is not unlawful when it occurs in connection with a masquerade party or like entertainment if, when such entertainment is held in a city which has promulgated regulations in connection with such affairs, permission is first obtained from the police or other appropriate authorities; or

    this kinds looks like it's a problem??????????????

  3. A lawyer's dream.

  4. A year later and it's clear this rule didn't apply to his brother and a lot of other of our "betters"