The fines for violating social distancing in New York just went up.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state is increasing the maximum fine for violations of the state's social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000. The Governor reminded localities they have the authority to enforce the protocols, during his daily briefing Monday.

You can report a violation to the New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force by calling 1-833-789-0470 or filling out a complaint form online.

The Governor also announced New York State would remain on Pause for an additional two weeks. Schools and nonessential businesses will stay closed for an additional two weeks through April 29th.

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