Maryland bars and restaurants pressured to follow public health requirements
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivered an urgent warning to the state’s county leaders on Tuesday, saying that if they don’t enforce COVID-19 restrictions in bars and restaurants now, they risk sliding back on reopening.
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County shut down two Silver Spring businesses this week after discovering violations of COVID-19 guidelines.
Inspectors say they shuttered Society Lounge on Georgia Avenue due inadequate social distancing.
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In addition, the Republic Garden – which is also on Georgia Avenue – was closed for a lack of social distancing.
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Both businesses will be required to submit a written plan to address the issue before they will be permitted to reopen.
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The county also issued warnings to two businesses – one in Gaithersburg and the other in Rockville’s Pike & Rose section.
According to health inspectors, Ay! Jalisco was warned when employees were seen failing to wear masks. Meanwhile, the Block was cited for a lack of social distancing.