RI National Guard Goes Door-to-Door Looking for New Yorkers

Mish

The national guard in Rhode Islands is doing door-to-door searches for travellers to NY and should be quarantined.

The hit parade of things I never expected to see in the US keeps on rolling.

Please note Rhode Island Door Knocks in Search of Fleeing New Yorkers

The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. Gina Raimondo expanded the mandatory self-quarantine to anyone visiting the state.

Raimondo also ordered residents to stay at home, with exceptions for getting food, medicines or going to the doctor, and ordered nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. She also directed realtors and hotel operators to include new requirements that any out-of-state residents must quarantine for 14 days in their purchase agreements.

State Police set up a checkpoint on I-95 in Hope Valley on Friday where drivers with New York license plates must stop and provide contact information and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks, WPRI.com reported.

“I want to be crystal clear about this: If you're coming to Rhode Island from New York you are ordered into quarantine. The reason for that is because more than half of the cases of coronavirus in America are in New York," Raimondo said, adding that it's not meant to be discriminatory.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the order "reactionary" and unconstitutional, saying he'd sue Rhode Island if the policy isn't rescinded but believed they could "work it out." "I understand the goal ... but there’s a point of absurdity, and I think what Rhode Island did is at that point of absurdity," said Cuomo, a Democrat.

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This puts new meaning into my March 16 post If You Need to Be Somewhere, Get There Before You Can't

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (55)
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Mspehn
Mspehn

What's wrong with that why can't they follow simple rules.
It's one thing to cry about what you're not getting and another to put other places in the same situation.

awc13
awc13

Mish, loved the blog when it was more about economics. will check back from time to time to see if you get back to being mainly economics

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

If you like your Martial Law, you can keep your Martial Law.

thimk
thimk

My nephew , much to his chagrin,was somewhat coerced by his wife to recently move to Manhattan during the beginning of this outbreak . He said he was going to buy a Zodiak (escape boat) and store it at a friends warehouse on the Hudson river. true story

DBG8489
DBG8489

Can't really blame the governor for trying to protect her citizens, right? I mean - at least she's being decisive, LOL

And the constitutionality of the move is not a foregone conclusion either way.

Something tells me we are all going to get a crash course in federalism before this is all over.

tokidoki
tokidoki

Tomorrow, I am going to have the Republic of Northern California secede from the Union ;)

njbr
njbr

Remember the good ol' days in early February when the US proudly donated a hundred million dollars of medical supplies to China to fight the coronavirus....

The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus
PRESS STATEMENT

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials. These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people.

Today, the United States government is announcing it is prepared to spend up to $100 million in existing funds to assist China and other impacted countries, both directly and through multilateral organizations, to contain and combat the novel coronavirus. This commitment – along with the hundreds of millions generously donated by the American private sector – demonstrates strong U.S. leadership in response to the outbreak....

Un-effing-believable...

Jojo
Jojo

This is getting bizarre! People should ask if they have a warrant.

Greggg
Greggg

The National Guard may be infringing on copyright laws. Film from 1981: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0027/2632/products/Taylor_EFNY_REG_FINAL_1024x1024.jpg?v=1441220415

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Real life fascism is here. Never vote again. Voting for this system is consent.

Sechel
Sechel

Cuomo says its not legal. Whether by agreement or by court order it will end.

Spyguy
Spyguy

Is it racist when liberals hate liberals?

Sechel
Sechel

REPEALED!!

ALBANY — Experiencing the menace of a lawsuit from New York, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo repealed a controversial executive buy penalizing New Yorkers for traveling into the state mandating that they self-quarantine for 14 times amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The new order was revised and signed late Saturday night to say “any man or woman coming to Rhode Island from one more state for a non-work-relevant goal will have to quickly self-quarantine for 14 days.”

Blurtman
Blurtman

Open fire!

RonJ
RonJ

"RI National Guard Goes Door-to-Door Looking for New Yorkers"

It all sounds rather xenophobic.

Sechel
Sechel

Not sure what the point was. 75% of my building in Manhattan has temporarily left the city

tokidoki
tokidoki

Useless. I mean what's next? Case numbers are rising in New Orleans, Chicago, etc.
Are you going to put up barriers for those areas as well?

Mike2112
Mike2112

So Democrats are all for diversity and against Xenophobia except when it comes to other Americans, then it's OK.

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Many people have different definitions but its like porn... you know it when you see it.


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