ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into “egregious social distancing violations.”
Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled.
The Department of Health will conduct an investigation.
We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.pic.twitter.com/gf9kggdo8w
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 28, 2020
The Saturday night concert was billed as a charity drive-in show called “Safe & Sound” where Goldman Sachs' CEO and the Southampton town supervisor also performed.
Social media video showed crowds of people standing and swaying near the stage.
State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker questioned how the town could have issued a permit for an event that posed a public health threat.
Cuomo said the Department of Health will investigate the incident.