New York State Governor Kathy Hochul supports forced isolation and quarantine regulations, even if someone doesn’t have a confirmed disease.
She challenged last Friday’s State Supreme Court ruling, striking down state regulation 10NYCRR2.13. This regulation granted Department of Health bureaucrats the ability to force indefinite isolation and quarantine upon citizens of any age for any reason.
The ruling by Judge Ploetz of the State Supreme Court of Cattaraugus County cited there is already established Public Health Law 2120, governing isolation and quarantine. That law properly balances individual rights and the need for public safety.