Section 29-A of Article 2-B of the Executive section of the New York Consolidated Laws:
...The governor, by executive order, may issue any directive during a state disaster emergency declared in the following instances: ... epidemic, disease outbreak ... Any such directive must be necessary to cope with the disaster and may provide for procedures ...
It seems that the statement slightly preceded the signing of the order. Executive order 202.14 (issued April 7th 2020) says:
The enforcement of any violation of the foregoing directives on and
after April 7, 2020, in addition to any other enforcement mechanism
stated in any prior executive orders, shall be a violation punishable
as a violation of ...
Public Health Law PBH §12(1) says
Any person who violates, disobeys or disregards any term or provision
of this chapter or of any lawful notice, order or regulation pursuant
thereto for which a civil penalty is not otherwise expressly
prescribed by law, shall be liable to the people of the state for a
civil penalty of not to exceed two thousand ...