Restaurants Behaving Badly. Could New Rules, Restrictions Force Takeout Only?
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As states and municipalities prohibit indoor dining, there are questions being asked in Palm Beach County as to whether it’s time to do the same thing here. While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he’ll never order a business closed, it is within the power of local government to restrict how businesses operate. BocaNewsNow.com continues to receive photos of unmasked restaurant workers, unmasked customers, many taking part in activities that are not social distanced.
Over the past several days, we published photos from a Palm Beach County Bar Association holiday party, inexplicably showing lawyers and judges not socially distancing.
We published a photo from Ben’s Kosher Deli in West Boca Raton showing a worker completing paperwork unmasked.
We published photos provided by readers of Aloha restaurant seemingly packing in patrons with no social distancing and few using masks.
All these photos were taken within the last week.
Florida reported an additional 10,463 COVID-19 cases based on tests logged Friday with 71 new deaths. There are now 19,785 dead in Florida of COVID 19 with 1,116,973 infections.
In Palm Beach County, 550 new COVID-19 cases were logged on Friday with no new deaths. There are now 1,766 dead in Palm Beach County from COVID-19 with 72,247 infections.
As numbers soar, bad behavior continues. It’s unclear if Palm Beach County Commissioners are prepared to take action to reduce regional COVID-19 spread.
Send us your photos from restaurants violating social distancing and mask rules. Use the form below. If you’re reading in a news app, please use this link. Also note the Palm Beach County COVID Education and Compliance Team continues to patrol and cite. Call 561-24-COVID.
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