Celebrities disregarding the rules and doing whatever they want, possibly at the expense of others around them? How original!
We won’t lie, though, this one really grinds our gears. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been spotted out and about in the Hamptons, NY despite traveling from Los Angeles less than two weeks prior. (A-Rod posted a video of their trip to Instagram on July 2.) With the coronavirus crisis ongoing — and the second wave of the disease ramping up — this is just bad practice in general, but it’s also specifically against the current quarantine orders for New York state.
The current travel advisory for NY, ordered by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is as follows:
“All travelers entering New York from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate, over a seven day rolling average, will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine.”
There are several states currently on the list, and California is DEFINITELY one of them. Not only that, but according to the LA Times, LA County has been reporting record-high numbers of coronavirus deaths, and recently topped the list of highest number of cases in the entire country. And that was BEFORE the couple left the area!
Despite these concerning figures — and the literal order of the governor — the Rodriguez/Lopez clan seem to be operating as if they didn’t just travel from the epicenter of the pandemic. In pictures obtained by Dailymail.com, “Jenny From The Block” was spotted meditating on the beach. She at least had a mask on in those snaps, but later, she was seen biking with fiancé and family, not a mask in sight!
Even more brazen, the former baseball star posted a clip of himself on Instagram geotagged at a local golfing range — also without a mask.
If this is as true as it appears to be, it’s beyond disappointing they couldn’t just lock themselves down for a couple weeks, and instead, have chosen to put everyone they come in contact with at risk. From the looks of the athlete’s IG, their Hamptons home is pretty palatial, with lots of gorgeous outdoor space, so it’s not exactly like quarantining there would be a hardship.
They may not know about this part of the travel advisory order:
“Any violation of a quarantine or isolation order issued to an individual pursuant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health’s travel advisory by a local department of health or state department of health may be enforced pursuant to article 21 of the public health law, and non-compliance may additionally be deemed a violation pursuant to section 12 of the public health law subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.”
Of course, as many online have pointed out, “punishable by fine” often simply means “legal for the wealthy” — that kind of money may be just a drop in the ocean for this ultra-rich celeb couple. But it’s super frustrating richie riches even have the option to go about endangering others and not face any consequences for it. We’ll just have to hope anyone in their orbit remains safe and healthy.
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