Cleveland bar cited for violating COVID-19 health orders

Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 15:06:27-05

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Investigative Unit has cited a Cleveland bar for violating protocols aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The bar, Meet and Greet in Cleveland, was cited for improper conduct—disorderly activity.

According to the OIU, Cleveland police, firefighters and city health officials visited the bar and observed “egregious violations of health orders.”

Authorities say that every seat at the bar was taken and other patrons stood behind those individuals to order drinks.

“Patrons were standing, walking and dancing with alcoholic beverages,” the OIU stated. “There were no identifiable safety measures in place throughout the establishment to promote social distancing.”

The case will be sent to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for review. Potential penalties include a fine and/or the suspension or revocation of the bar’s liquor permit

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