More social distancing needed in Albany County

WNYT Staff
Created: April 03, 2020 01:00 AM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says he's ready to start fining people who aren't following social distancing directives.   

McCoy says people are still having parties and hanging out in bars and restaurants.    


As of Friday morning, the county has 238 confirmed cases. Another 400 people are quarantined.    

McCoy thanked everyone on Thursday who is staying at home and following social distancing - and had this message for everyone else.

"Just go on YouTube. See what's going on in Italy. See what's going on in other countries. See what's going on in New York City. If that doesn't wake you up, I don't know what will, other than a complete shutdown and curfew, or fining people for having social parties. That's what I'm looking at now,” he added.      

McCoy also said he would publicly identify businesses engaging in price gouging, and he'll report it to the sheriff's office and the district attorney.

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