Only 14 New York City businesses have been fined for violating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s indoor vaccine mandate, according to a new report.
The city handed out $1,000 fines to those businesses and warned another 6,760 so far, the New York Post reported Saturday.
Inspectors has reportedly checked in on a total of 27,500 businesses since it began enforcing the mandate on Sept. 13.
The rules allow for inspectors to issue a warning for first-time violators before handing out a $1,000 fine. Repeat offenders will face $2,000 for a second violation and $5,000 for every one after.
The mandate requires proof of vaccination to enter city establishments like restaurants, gyms and cultural centers like theaters and museums.
Nearly 84% percent of New York City adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the latest city data.