As of Oct. 9, there have been 14 New York City businesses fined for not complying with the city’s new vaccine mandate. The city has investigated approximately 27,500 businesses since vaccine mandates were implemented in September.
Businesses in violation of the vaccine mandate will receive a warning, followed by a $1,000 fine, $2,000 for the second offense and $5,000 for each additional violation, Fox reported. The city has issued warnings to approximately 6,750 businesses since the mandate began.
A website has been created that lists 61 businesses that say they will not enforce the city’s vaccine mandate, according to Fox. “For those who are unvaccinated or don’t have identification, the businesses on that website are the only places they can go out to eat with their family,” the website creator said.
“It’s odd and disappointing that some people are crowd-sourcing ways to make New York City less safe from COVID-19. The vast majority of businesses have made a smooth transition to the Key to NYC, and we’ll continue taking action against those who haven’t,” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesperson Mitch Schwartz said about the website.
De Blasio announced in August customers must be vaccinated to enter certain businesses.