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Gov. Cuomo suggests businesses deny services to unvaccinated customers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested on Wednesday that private business owners and restaurants deny service to unvaccinated people.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2021, 12:20 AM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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Business owners across New York are again caught in a tough situation as COVID-19 cases increase and state leaders encourage vaccinations.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested on Wednesday that private business owners and restaurants deny service to unvaccinated people.
He believes it would be a clear incentive for those still unvaccinated to roll up their sleeve.
Peter Herero, the owner of Sam's of Gedney Way in White Plains, says demanding a customer's vaccination status is an unfair and untenable situation to put local businesses in.
"I think it's very difficult to ask local businesses to enforce this," says Herero.
Cuomo is asking business owners to take the lead because state lawmakers are currently out of session in Albany.
It's unclear if legislators will come back and pass laws mandating local businesses to exclude unvaccinated customers.


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