Capital Region County Will Not Enforce 10 Person Limit
As we get closer to Thanksgiving and the coronavirus begins to ramp up again, Governor Cuomo wants New Yorkers to keep their celebrations to a minimum. There is one county in the Capital Region that says that they won't be enforcing the governor's request. Family time has been so important throughout the coronavirus pandemic and many people in the Capital Region were looking forward to gathering together for Thanksgiving. This week Governor Andrew Cuomo said that there should be a limit of ten people at Thanksgiving this year. Well, Fulton County says that they will not be enforcing the governor's rules.
According to News 10 ABC, Fulton County will not be enforcing Governor Andrew Cuomo's ten guest limit for Thanksgiving dinner this year. As stated on the Fulton County Sheriff's page, he said that they can't enforce the law because it has to do with private citizens, not businesses. Sheriff Richard Giardino wanted to let residents know that if you violate the ten-person limit, you will not be arrested.
Sheriff Richard Giardino said:
“We have limited resources and we have to set priorities, so obtaining a search warrant to enter your home to see how many turkey or tofu eaters are present is not a priority.”
If you think about it, no county will be able to enforce the limit that Governor Cuomo has put on our family gathering for Thanksgiving. The number of police resources that would have to be used to check door-to-door would be unnecessary and ridiculous. Will you be on the honor system and limiting your Thanksgiving dinner to ten?