Courageous Restaurant Manager Defies NYC Order to Not Serve Unvaccinated

Objectivity 4.6 | Credibility 4.5 | Relevance 4.0

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Aug. 3 the “Key to NYC” program, which requires diners to show proof they’ve been vaccinated from Covid-19. Starting on Sept. 13, the city will begin issuing fines starting at $1,000 for first offense and $2,000 the second time a business serves an unvaccinated person. But manager of Pasticceria Rocco, a pastry shop and diner, Mary Josephine Generoso, put up a sign in the window welcoming all people, vaccinated or not. Generoso is one of the few in NYC courageous enough to stand for individual freedoms despite the threatened consequences.