Erie County Department of Health cites 9 businesses for violating Covid-19 guidelines

Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–The Erie County Department of Health inspected food service facilities between July 2 and July 5.

During that time, the following establishments were issued COVID-related violations:

  • Seneca Red Hots, Buffalo
  • Armor Inn Tap Room, Hamburg
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo
  • The Cowboy, Buffalo
  • La Divina Uno, Kenmore
  • John’s Pizza and Sub, Amherst
  • Joe’s NY Style Pizza, Buffalo
  • La Casa de Sabores 1 inc., Buffalo
  • The Anchor Bar, Buffalo

Elliott Fuentes is the manager at La Divina in Kenmore he says, the citation at La Divina was in regards to masks not being worn correctly. Also, sometimes customers forget to wear face masks.

“We’ve encountered a few customers, we put the signs up “no masks no service,” said Fuentes. “So now, if a customer comes in we’ve got the right tell him please no service if you’re not wearing a mask.”

Carl Mazzu of the Armor Inn Tap Room in Hamburg, says the violation at his business had to do with an employee whose mask fell off his face. Both the Tap Room and La Divina say they’ve addressed the issues and have come into compliance.

The CDC has issued guidelines on how to wear a face mask those guidelines include, make sure the mask covers both your nose and your mouth. Also, don’t wear masks around your neck or your forehead and wash your hands right away after taking it off.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says health inspectors have been getting push back from businesses and the county won’t tolerate it.

“I’m telling you, if you assault or do something to one of our health inspectors, I will assure, that you are prosecuted,” said Poloncarz. Because we’ve had some situations where health inspectors have been treated very poorly by business owners and health officials and i will not tolerate it.”

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