After learning that some businesses are choosing to refuse providing services to the people of New Rochelle, especially those in the one-mile radius outlined by New York State, the Westchester County Consumer Protection Department is making clear that any business discriminating against New Rochelle or Westchester consumers will be issued tickets under all applicable law. Inspectors have been assigned to closely watch for any unconscionable trade practices that harm New Rochelle’s residents or any Westchester residents going forward.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We are one County – one community - and it is going to take all us to overcome this crisis. And make no mistake, we will. To hear of businesses working under a completely opposite premise is unacceptable and we must not tolerate it.”

Consumer Protection Director Jim Maisano stated: “It’s outrageous that any business would avoid interacting with New Rochelle or Westchester during this crisis. If we identify any businesses discriminating against New Rochelle or Westchester consumers, our inspectors will investigate and issue appearance tickets to hold these unscrupulous business accountable. We will help educate businesses that such behavior is unacceptable in our County. We hope all residents will contact our office if they are treated improperly.”

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said:  "It's disgraceful for any business to deny services to New Rochelle residents, so we’re teaming up with the County to protect our rights. I am grateful for the excellent work of Westchester’s Consumer Protection Department, and, together, we will always stand up for our people.”

If any New Rochelle or Westchester County consumer, especially those in the one-mile radius, believes they’ve been a victim of an unconscionable or deceptive trade practices by a business relating to the coronavirus, or for any other reason, contact the Westchester County Consumer Protection Department by calling (914) 995-2155 or sending an e-mail to .