Violators of COVID-19 protocols, restrictions eyed by special task force

East End Police, State Cracking Down




 

Police departments on the East End are assisting the state in enforcing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders imposing “sweeping measures to protect public health and safety, including restrictions on businesses and gatherings, which are designed to reduce public density and slow the rate of transmission.”

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo sent out a press release last week to that effect, stating  his department, along with the town’s public safety division, have been actively notifying to local businesses, as well as handling complaints from the public to those not following social-distancing protocols.

At the same time, state Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced the governor created a New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force to assist local authorities with enforcement of recent executive orders. The task force is manning a complaint hotline — 1-833-789-0470 — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

t.e@indyeastend.com