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Several sheriffs in upstate New York say they will ignore Gov. Cuomo's order to limit Thanksgiving guests

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Less than a week after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instilled an executive order limiting the number of people at Thanksgiving gatherings, several upstate sheriffs say they plan to ignore it.

(CNN)Less than a week after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instilled an executive order limiting the number of people at Thanksgiving gatherings, several upstate sheriffs say they plan to ignore it.

Cuomo's order limits the number of people New York residents can have in their private homes to 10.

To slow the spread, NYS will limit indoor gatherings at private residences to 10 people.

Fulton County sheriff explains his position to CNN

Fulton County Sherriff Richard Giardino, who wrote one of the news releases, explained to CNN's Brianna Keilar why he is also not going to enforce Cuomo's order.

"I don't think the Constitution allows for the infringement on the number of people in your own home," he said.

to do what is best under the circumstances, but as a constitutional officer I have an obligation to the constituents in my county to follow that law," he said.

Giardino said Cuomo's order doesn't allow police to fine or arrest anyone.

"What I'm saying is, it sends a chill into my community that law enforcement is going to knock on their door, count the number of people, and arrest them. "

"I have no plans to utilize my office's resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner," Erie County Sheriff Timothy B.

"My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what's best for your family. "

We know this makes people unhappy, but better unhappy then sick or worse," Rich Azzopardi, the governor's senior adviser, said in a statement to CNN.

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