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Department of Agriculture releases COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions

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The Department of Agriculture today released data related to COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions from Aug. 10 through Aug. 16. The information is specific to COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants including social distancing, masking and occupancy limits.
 
These numbers include actions taken during routine food safety inspections and inspections prompted by consumer complaints.
 
From Aug. 10 through Aug. 16, the Bureau of Food Safety performed 637 total inspections, 31 of which were complaint-driven, nine were COVID-19 specific complaints. The bureau distributed 105 COVID-19 complaint-driven educational letters. Four COVID-19 related complaints were referred to local and county health jurisdictions.
 
A county by county breakdown of COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions can be found on the Department of Agriculture’s website. The data will be updated weekly, with data from the previous week.

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