Few Businesses Found Flouting Vaccine Requirement

NEW YORK -

Only 14 out of 27,500 businesses visited by city inspectors have been fined for violating New York City’s vaccine policy, the New York Post reported.

Certain categories of indoor businesses such an concert venues, wedding halls, indoor dining and museums are required to have patrons present proof of at least one vaccine dose in order to enter. Enforcement of the mandate began on Sept. 13.

An additional 6,700 businesses were given a formal warning but did not have to pay the first-offense $1,000 fine.

Businesses who disregard the rule face a $1,000 fine, then a $2,000 fine, and then fines of $5,000 if they continue to disregard the rule.