STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mandated city vaccine card checks have sparked ire among restauranteurs over implementing such proofing. The controversy has sparked a local forum.
A gathering at Max’s Es-Ca at 1559 Richmond Rd., Dongan Hills, on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. will afford borough proprietors a platform to discuss the current rules and subsequent litigation underway. The meeting is open to all food service operators and other entrepreneurs. A handful of elected officials will be represented or in attendance, said organizers.
Max’s co-owner and chef Max Calicchio explained, “My message is simple and the same from the beginning: I am vaccinated — this is not about an anti-vaccine movement. When the city ordered us to take temperature, names and phone numbers, we did it. And it cost us more money and time and staff — and in the end, they never collected any of the information they made out to be vital.”
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