MoMo’s restaurants give free meals to those fired over vaccine mandate


MoMo’s sports bar in Holbrook and MoMo’s Too in Bayport announced this week they’re offering free meals to anyone in healthcare or education who lost his or her job over vaccination status.

On Monday, New York hospitals began firing and suspending employees who refused to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Back in August, New York State announced health care workers at hospitals and nursing homes must be vaccinated by Labor Day. Other state employees were told they needed to receive the shot or undergo weekly testing by Labor Day. The mandate was later pushed to this Monday, Sept. 27.

MoMo’s owner Rich Comunale said it broke his heart that “normal, working” people had to make a decision like this.

“These people take care of the sick, they teach our children,” said Comunale.

Comunale said both of his sports bar locations would be giving a free lunch or dinner for one day, this Wednesday, Sept. 29, to those now jobless over the mandate.

“If you lost your job you can also come and fill out an application,” he said. “We will train.”

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