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.