A bunch of NYC restauranteurs are looking to sue de Blasio’s administration for imposing the strict proof-of-vaccination edict that they have deemed as “arbitrary, irrational, unscientific and unlawful.”
The restaurant owners said that the new rules which were imposed this Tuesday would severely harm their businesses and livelihood, which have already taken a hit due to the pandemic over these past two years.
The group of restaurateurs that filed the lawsuit in Richmond County, argued that restaurants and other establishments included in the city’s vaccine mandate were unfairly targeted because many other places such as grocery stores, hair salons, churches, schools, and office buildings were excluded from the mandate. “This vaccine mandate is arbitrary and capricious due to the fact that it targets certain establishments but not others with no rationale whatsoever,” the lawsuit states.
The group further asserted that the new rules go too far and said it carved out few exceptions, particularly for those who cannot or should not get a vaccine. As it stands, although the Delta variant is wreaking havoc globally, numerous Big Apple residents are still wary of taking the vaccine- which means they will not be able to visit restaurants. This means lesser customers and more surmounting losses-as put by those who have filed the lawsuit.