Restaurants, bars and indoor venues may face up to $5,000 fines if they don’t require patrons to show proof of vaccination, under an executive order by Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
All indoor venues will have to check that everyone age 12 and up who enters their premises shows proof of vaccination, under de Blasio’s edict.
Enforcement will begin Monday, Sept. 13. After that, violations will incur penalties of at least $1,000, which will rise to at least $2,000 for a second violation and at least $5,000 for a third. The city will send out inspectors from various agencies to check compliance.
Between now and the enforcement date,
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