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Cleveland (WJW)-Agents of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation listed several bars in the state that violated COVID-19 health regulations.
According to the press release, the following local bars were cited:
Rittman, the main event of BG, Recognized for misconduct. Agents went to the agency to release quotations from the Rittman Police Department case on October 23 and October 24. When the agents entered, they observed about 75 to 80 customers gathered together and did not maintain social distancing during the Halloween party. Employees did not wear face masks or tried to comply with hygiene regulations. According to a report from the Rittman Police Department, the bar received two additional citations for consumption after get off work and for providing alcohol to poisoned persons.
Mansfield electric co., ltd., Cited for misconduct (disorderly activity). Agents observed that about 1
Cleveland, Carney, Cited for misconduct and after-sales misconduct-Rule 80. Agents visited the premises at 10:20 in the evening and observed serious violations, such as approximately 60 to 75 customers crowded together, without social distancing or any part of the physically handicapped house. Customers occupy every seat in the bar, and more people stand directly behind others to order drinks. The bar continues to sell alcoholic beverages after get off work. The agent bought alcoholic beverages after get off work.
Cleveland dreamer, Cited by misconduct-abnormal behavior, after-sales sales-rule 80 and consumption after get off work-rule 80. After entering at 11:45 in the evening, the agents discovered serious violations, such as customers standing side by side throughout the premises without social distancing or physical barriers. Agents discovered that no security measures were taken in the entire site. Customers occupy almost every seat in the bar, and there is very little room for direct contact. Bar staff continue to provide services, and many customers drink alcoholic beverages.
These cases will bring possible penalties to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, including fines and/or suspension or revocation of alcohol licenses.
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