AG Letitia James sent cease and desist letters to companies that give rides to Medicaid recipients in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, instructing them that they must follow a mandate issued by the New York State Department of Health limiting them to one passenger per trip — an effort to contain the highly contagious bug.
“For these companies to continue to conduct group medical transport rides in the face of an explicit prohibition during the unprecedented outbreak of a highly contagious disease, is simply and completely unacceptable,” James said in a prepared statement.
James has issued a series of similar letters to crack down on misconduct during the outbreak.
On Thursday, James issued a warning to a CBD oil company that advertised that its product protects against the virus.
The AG also ordered three air purifier companies to stop claiming their machines could fight against coronavirus.
She sent a letter to conspiracy theorist talk show host Alex Jones telling him to stop leading listeners to believe his silver-infused toothpaste could kill the virus. Jones denied any wrongdoing.