Chautauqua County is ramping up enforcement of the New York State reopening rules.

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According to WGRZ, the Chautauqua County Department Health and Human Services says a lack of compliance is the reason behind the community spread of COVID-19.

Because of that, the health department in Chautauqua County is enhancing the enforcements of the rules put in place by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

According to WGRZ, the Chautauqua Health Department says individuals who promote social gatherings that do not comply with Governor Cuomo's orders, could be subject to fines up to $15,000.

The health department says any business that does not comply with the New York Forward social distancing guidelines can be subject to fines up to $2,000 per day...

“Health Department staff are conducting inspections and investigating complaints; violations will go to the Board of Health for action against individuals and businesses, says Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director. It is up to the businesses to make sure their staff and customers comply in order to keep all of their staff and customers safe.”

You can read the full story at WGRZ.

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