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So far, 14 businesses – out of 27,500 inspections – have been fined for disobedience by the city. New vaccination rules.

Another 6,760 businesses were warned about failing to implement the city’s mandate in the form of a $1,000 fine made so far. Require patrons to present proof of vaccination To enter places such as restaurants, bars, museums and theatres.


The city declined to identify the violators.

City businesses that disobey the mandate face a warning, followed by a $1,000 fine for the first offense, $2,000 for the second, and $5,000 for each additional violation.

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The enforcement of the mandate began on September 13, After a week-long public service announcement campaign.

just a few days later, Three Texas tourists allegedly attacked A restaurant hostess who asked for proof of vaccination or questioned the validity of all three’s documents. Tourists who denied the charges were arrested.

The enforcement statistics come as a new website, which lists 61 businesses, promises “will not enforce the vaccination mandate,” an effort the city described as alarming.

A city spokesman said in reference to the site, “We are trying not to make people in the neighborhood sick.”

But the site creator, who gave his name simply as Josh, defended the effort.

Josh, who launched the site with his wife, said, “For people who haven’t been vaccinated or unrecognized, businesses on that website are the only places they can go out to eat with their families. “

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“Is it dangerous for these businesses to be there?” He asked. “Yeah, it is. And we all understand that reality. We’re handling a list basically saying, These are New York City businesses that aren’t compliant.”

“It’s not really about the money for most of these businesses,” Josh said. “They’re in for a fight there. I don’t think they worry about it. They don’t want to be denied service to anyone for any reason.”

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Mitch Schwartz, a spokesman for de Blasio, said in a statement: “It is strange and disappointing that some people are crowd-sourcing ways to make New York City less safe from COVID-19. Most businesses have taken a Smooth transition is key to NYC, and we’ll continue to take action against those who haven’t. Thanks for the tip.”

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