Madison County deals with residents refusing to quarantine

Madison County has 21 positive cases of coronavirus, leaving all of those people and many of their close contacts in mandatory quarantine.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 5:40 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2020 6:39 PM

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. – Madison County has 21 positive cases of coronavirus, leaving all of those people and many of their close contacts in mandatory quarantine.

However, health officials say there are two people refusing to comply with quarantine orders.

Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst says there will be consequences for people who fail to follow the orders.

"Enforcement would occur if for instance someone fails or refuses to be placed into quarantine. We then use what's called a court order, we got through the county judge and we have issued a court order. That court order comes with penalties for failure to comply such as criminal misdemeanor charges as well as a daily fine of about $200 a day," said Faisst.

People are ordered to be under mandatory quarantine when they have either tested positive or been in closed contact with someone who has been diagnosed.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 373040

Reported Deaths: 29968
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Westchester336331378
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Erie6173524
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Monroe2989216
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Ulster169677
Sullivan139231
Putnam126260
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Niagara104865
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Broome57844
Rensselaer49328
Saratoga48414
Columbia39134
Madison31710
Warren25528
Steuben24241
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Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13121
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Herkimer1113
Oswego1103
Clinton974
Cayuga931
Montgomery934
Cattaraugus890
Chautauqua864
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Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
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