Sheriff responds to New York governor's Thanksgiving order
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order last week limiting social gatherings in New York to no more than 10 people as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The governor said it was up to local governments to enforce his restrictions, but some sheriffs say that won't happen.
Thanksgiving feasts are typically a time when Americans get together, and they overeat. Here in Fulton County, Sheriff Rich Giardino says he wants to make sure Governor Cuomo doesn't overreach were not the face mask. Police were not the turkey police. What Sheriff Giardino is trying to say is that even though the governor may think he has carte blanche over establishing statewide covert policy, local law enforcement has every right to take a lazy, fair approach when it comes to enforcing it. Constitutionally, I believe that he does not have the authority toe to mandate how many people you could have in your own residents. But the governor sees private party guest limits as a necessary tool to combat the spread of coronavirus right up there with limiting the hours of operation for bars, restaurants and fitness centers. You can make rules. The rules are on Leah's good as the enforcement. I have no personal problem with the government. It just so happens. Giardino went to law school with Cuomo and says he personally admires the governor's career path. What he does have a problem with, however, is sending his deputies into a private home cove it or not to take a head count. I can't imagine anyone I know in law enforcement that would do that. Sheriff Giardino acknowledges Corona virus is no joke and it needs to be taken seriously. He says he also has confidence that people will do the right thing in Fulton County. Dan Levy, News Channel 13.