NYC authorities shut down an illegal club with about 400 people inside

NYC authorities shut down an illegal club with about 400 people inside
Photo posted on Twitter by NYC Sheriff.@NYCSHERIFF/Twitter
  • New York City Sheriffs shut down an "illegal bottle club" on early Saturday with around 400 people who violated emergency orders, NYC Sheriff said on Saturday.
  • As of Wednesday, Manhattan was designated as a "yellow zone," which means that mass gatherings are capped at 25 people maximum according to NYC's COVID-19 restrictions.
  • As of Sunday, New York has over 630,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and a testing positivity rate of 3.32%, according to Johns Hopkins University.

New York City Sheriffs shut down an "illegal bottle club" on early Saturday with around 400 people who violated emergency orders, NYC Sheriff said in a tweet on Saturday.

Four organizers of the bottle club with over 393 people were charged with multiple offenses, according to NYC Sheriff.

Photos posted by the Sheriff's office showed crowds of people and bottles of alcohol in Midtown Manhattan.
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NYC Sheriff told Insider in a statement that the individuals on site were "not social distancing, not wearing proper face covering, and not adhering to the Mayoral and Gubernatorial COVID Emergency Executive orders."

Additionally, liquor was sold without "a liquor license or special permit from the NYS Liquor Authority," according to the NYC Sheriff.

Manhattan was recently designated as a "yellow zone," which means that mass gatherings are capped at 25 people maximum according to NYC's COVID-19 restrictions. On November 13, the state of New York restricted gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.
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As Americans experience pandemic fatigue and spend more time indoors because of the cold weather, the US has entered a surge of coronavirus cases nationwide, which experts said could be the deadliest to date, Business Insider's Aria Bendix reported.

As a result, several states had tightened restrictions on travel and gathering around Thanksgiving. But public health experts have warned the US may see another surge further into the holiday season.As of Sunday, the US recorded over 13 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. New York has over 630,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and a testing positivity rate of 3.32%, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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