SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Vaccinated people may soon be the only ones allowed to enter local private establishments in reference to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent COVID-19 advice. Onondaga County has multiple private establishments in the area, and the vaccine only advice may cause some concern in terms of shortages of staff and money.
Cuomo’s said he suggests private establishments only host vaccinated people. Randy Beach, owner of Ale’ n Angus, said he’s not sure how his business would sustain itself with such restrictions.
“If we lose this again, you’re going to lose more and more mom-and-pop businesses,” Beach said.
Beach said his restaurant doesn’t have the funds to pay an employee to stand at the door and check vaccination cards. He said with the few COVID restrictions there are now, his business is suffering.
“I don’t personally have the staff right now nor does any other restaurant in Syracuse have the staff to put someone at the door and monitor whether their vaccinated or not,” Beach said.
He said his restaurant still has signs up about masks and has accommodations for those who would like to be seated six feet apart. He said he was eager to get the vaccine due to wanting to put the virus behind him, and avoiding the vaccine only admissions is important to him and his business.
Beach said he believes it is the publics responsibility to get vaccinated.