Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate; 6,000 Warnings Given So Far

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New York City’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues is going so well that only 15 businesses have been fined for not enforcing the policy, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

De Blasio said the high rate of compliance with the vaccine mandate that was announced last summer and has been enforced since Sept. 13 shows that “the vast, vast, vast majority of restaurants and all the other businesses are saying, ‘Yes we’re going to work with this, we’re going to make it work for our employees, for our customers, keep everyone safe.’ Very few are standing apart.”

The mandate requires staff members at places where people gather inside to check for proof of vaccination.

Jonnel Doris, the city’s commissioner for small business services, said the city has conducted more than 31,000 inspections since enforcement of the vaccination mandate started one month ago and has issued about 6,000 warnings. Most of the businesses that received warnings made the necessary changes, Doris said, “and that’s how we ended up with just 15 or so actual violations.”

Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, a restaurant industry group, said in a statement, “As we continue to work with restaurants and bars to help them implement the vaccine requirement, it’s critical that the city continues to focus on outreach, education, and compliance first, and issues fines to small businesses only as a last resort.”

The 15 businesses that did not comply after being warned were each fined $1,000, City Hall spokesperson Mitch Schwartz said. They have the right to appeal the fines.

(AP)


3 COMMENTS

  1. Look at the picture! This stupid man is laughing because New Yorkers voted him into office twice! He’s looking at the cameras and laughing!

  2. This makes me want to vomit
    I hate his face
    I hope he disappears in disgrace like His Lord dictator Cuomo
    Or let him have a sudden heart attack I won’t cry

  3. This a report of how the government covers up the fact that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA funded this virus in china when a few people with brains (not Dr. Fauci) made it illegal to study this virus in the U.S. because they saw it as dangerous!
    STOP THE COVER UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!