KC health department closes 5 businesses that violated citys COVID-19 rules – KMBC Kansas City

The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department said five businesses were closed for violating the city’s new COVID-19 restrictions.Health officials said the COVID-19 enforcement team visited 61 businesses over the weekend to monitor compliance with the mayor’s order, checking crowd size, mask-wearing, social distancing and whether the bars and restaurants were closing by 10 p.m. as required.The health department said the enforcement team closed four businesses for violating the 10 p.m. closing time, as stipulated in the order. To reopen, the following businesses must submit a compliance plan to the health department.IHOP – 4149 Sterling Ave. — Customers were still dining at 11:30 p.m. Club 31 – 927 E. 85th St. — Customers were still inside at 10:30 p.m.Taqueria Mexico #1 – 910 SW Blvd — Customers were still dining at 10 p.m.Charritos Taqueria – 3831 Independence Ave. — Customers were still dining at 10:30 p.m.”We can confirm that today at 12:30pm local time, we submitted our compliance plan to the KCMO Health Department, where it was accepted and signed-off on. Thereafter, we opened our dining rooms. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and we will be working closely with the KCMO Health Department moving forward to adhere to all local guidelines. Our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our guests and team members, and we look forward to welcoming our guests back,” said Abdul Hamideh, president of local franchised IHOP restaurant.The health department said IHOP and Taqueria Mexico were reinstated.The fifth business closed was the Corner Bar & Grill, 1601 E. 18th St., which health officials said they investigated on Sunday due to a complaint about a large gathering.”When the field supervisor noted multiple violations of the mask and social distancing rules, the owner initially refused to cease operation. The supervisor called for backup, including Kansas City police. After an hour, the business was closed due to failure to comply with the mayor’s order and interference with the health department investigation,” the health department said in a news release.The owner must attend an informal hearing to review and discuss permit and order requirements before the business permit can be reinstated.

The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department said five businesses were closed for violating the city’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

Health officials said the COVID-19 enforcement team visited 61 businesses over the weekend to monitor compliance with the mayor’s order, checking crowd size, mask-wearing, social distancing and whether the bars and restaurants were closing by 10 p.m. as required.

The health department said the enforcement team closed four businesses for violating the 10 p.m. closing time, as stipulated in the order. To reopen, the following businesses must submit a compliance plan to the health department.

  • IHOP – 4149 Sterling Ave. — Customers were still dining at 11:30 p.m.
  • Club 31 – 927 E. 85th St. — Customers were still inside at 10:30 p.m.
  • Taqueria Mexico #1 – 910 SW Blvd — Customers were still dining at 10 p.m.
  • Charritos Taqueria – 3831 Independence Ave. — Customers were still dining at 10:30 p.m.

“We can confirm that today at 12:30pm local time, we submitted our compliance plan to the KCMO Health Department, where it was accepted and signed-off on. Thereafter, we opened our dining rooms. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and we will be working closely with the KCMO Health Department moving forward to adhere to all local guidelines. Our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our guests and team members, and we look forward to welcoming our guests back,” said Abdul Hamideh, president of local franchised IHOP restaurant.

The health department said IHOP and Taqueria Mexico were reinstated.

The fifth business closed was the Corner Bar & Grill, 1601 E. 18th St., which health officials said they investigated on Sunday due to a complaint about a large gathering.

“When the field supervisor noted multiple violations of the mask and social distancing rules, the owner initially refused to cease operation. The supervisor called for backup, including Kansas City police. After an hour, the business was closed due to failure to comply with the mayor’s order and interference with the health department investigation,” the health department said in a news release.

The owner must attend an informal hearing to review and discuss permit and order requirements before the business permit can be reinstated.