Sandusky bar cited for not following social distancing measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading

Posted at 12:29 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 12:30:13-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A Sandusky bar was one of three establishments in Ohio that has been issued a citation from the Ohio Investigative Unit following “complaints of blatant violations of orders in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus.”

According to the OIU, Doghouse Bar received an administrative citation for improper conduct-disorderly activity.

When agents went inside, they found around 40 people “compressed into a portion of the bar in one large group with no social distance measures in place,” OIU said. Additionally, only a few employees or patrons were wearing a mask.

The bar also didn’t have any barriers in between tables nor social distancing marks on the floor, authorities said.

Pawpurr's Bar in Athens and Oddbody's in Riverside also received administrative citations.

The cases will be sent to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for review.

“We see that most of the permit premises are following the precautions put in place to make their establishments safe and they are complying with the directives,” said OIU Enforcement Commander Eric Wolf. “As agents continue to conduct compliance checks they take enforcement action when egregious violations like these are observed.”

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