Salt 7 no masks No masks on a bartender at Salt 7 Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy: reader).

No Masks At Salt 7 Delray, We Were Told To Call Back During The Week

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Mask Issues Follow Multiple Violations Cited By State of Florida

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No masks on a bartender at Salt 7 Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy: reader).


DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Restaurants want you to believe that they’re safe and following CDC guidelines, but if you’re heading to Salt 7 in Delray Beach, note that mask compliance appears to be lax for employees. The lack of mask compliance comes just after the restaurant was cited by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for multiple health violations. (News app readers access our full report).

A reader was stunned to find employees not wearing masks, wearing them as “chin diapers,” and not enforcing compliance during a mid-day Saturday visit.

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Masks don’t work if they’re not over your nose and mouth. So it’s unclear why this bartender at Salt 7 removed her mask Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy: reader).

The Palm Beach County mask mandate remains in effect, and while individuals can not be fined due to an executive order by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, businesses can. Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation can issue health and safety violations that are unrelated to COVID if employee actions present a health risk to customers. Inspectors did just that last month. called Salt 7 for comment around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday but was told to call back during the week.

“The manager just left,” said an employee after we explained the reason for the call.

Our tipster said the manager on duty Saturday afternoon had a “problem” wearing his mask correctly.

It was not immediately clear if Palm Beach County’s COVID Education and Compliance Team was aware of the apparent issues at Salt 7.

The restaurant, located at 32 SE 2nd Avenue, is facing significant health violations from the State of Florida. Health inspectors cited Salt 7 for six “high priority” violations and 9 “intermediate” violations during an inspection in mid-March. The violations have not yet been cleared.

View the entire violation list, below. If you’re reading in a news app, access our complete report here.

The Palm Beach County COVID Education and Compliance Team continues to inspect restaurants and issue violations. Submit your complaints to Call 561-24COVID.

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspection from March, 2021, at Salt 7 in Delray Beach.

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Paul Saperstein


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