“The concert that happened in the Town of Southampton was just a gross violation of not only the public health rules, it was a gross violation of common sense,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday morning. “It was grossly disrespectful to fellow New Yorkers. . .”
In a conference call with members of the press, the governor reiterated that the State Department of Health is conducting a full investigation into how a concert with thousands of people was held during the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically why Southampton Town issued a permit for what was billed as a drive-in charity concert, featuring the Chainsmokers. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is awaiting response to a written letter he sent Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman about the concert.