After New York government Andrew Kyomo announced last week that indoor ceremonies at private residences should be limited to a maximum of 10 people, a handful of lions across New York State have said they will not implement the governor’s executive order.
The order comes as the holiday season – including thanksgiving next week – coincides haphazardly with the resurgence of Kovid-19 cases across the state, with the governor saying Monday a dire situation “smart of New York” Behavior “and may be eliminated through local governments. Implementing the Kovid-19 ban.
However, in recent times, sheriffs in some of New York’s upstream counties have publicly come out against the governor’s order, saying they use police resources to enforce the 10-man cap on thanksgiving gatherings at private residences. will not do.
“Who else do you invite [into] Your home is your business, “Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino wrote in a viral Facebook post on Sunday that he would leave it to people in his county to make the right decision on their own and enter homes” See how many turkeys Or tofu eaters are present ”is not a priority for his office.
On Sunday, Fulton County reported a 1.2% positivity in residents tested for coronavirus, according to the state health department’s Kovid-19 tracker. Statewide, positivity has steadily increased, coupled with increased hospitals. As of Tuesday, the positivity rate in the state reached 3.1%. The World Health Organization recommends that the government keep the test positivity rate below 5%.
By order of the governor, Jardino said, “Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce this against our county residents.” He said that this order could also be unconstitutional: “Frankly, I am not sure that it can create a constitutional challenge in court for a number of reasons including your home. And as a sheriff with a law degree, I was not trying to defend it in good faith [in] Court, so I will not. “
In Erie County, which saw 272 new positive Kovid-19 cases involving its 18,018 total on Monday, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said in a statement on Friday, “I have the resources or the great tradition of my office to break the Deputies.” There are no plans to use Thanksgiving dinner. “
Howard wrote, “This national holiday has created long-standing family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be prevented or hindered by Governor Cuomo’s mandate.” “My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.”
According to governor’s office numbers, nine people died in Erie County on Sunday, Kovid-19, more than any other county in New York.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Jurlo joined the Defendant Sheriff’s List on Monday with a press release that told residents his office would prioritize other 911 calls.
“We have seen an increase in a number of call types and have prioritized,” Jurlo said in a press release. “I can’t see how to dedicate our resources to counting cars in the citizens’ driveways or to investigate how much turkey and dressing they bought is for the good of the public.”
Zerlo said his office “considers its citizens private residences as sacred and will always respect that,” and that in response to several inquiries as to whether his office would implement the executive order from Cuomo, he said, “Sharatoga Sheriff’s Office will not do so.”
According to the state’s Department of Health, 47 new positive coronovirus cases were found in the state in Saratoga County on Monday.
Sheriffs of Fulton, Erie and Sharatoga counties did not immediately respond to NBC News’ requests for comment.
The governor’s office has not commented on these sheriffs and others who have spoken out against the order.
Last week, in his announcement of the executive order, Cuomo stated, “The rules are only as good as enforcement. Local governments are in charge of enforcement. There are only two fundamental truths in this situation: it is individual discipline and its government enforcement. Period.” . End of sentence. I need local governments to implement this. “
The executive order includes a set of other Kovid-19 restrictions across the state, including New York bars, restaurants and gyms.