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3 KC businesses closed due to mask, capacity violations

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 16:16:32-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 3:15 p.m. | As of Monday afternoon, only Juke House has submitted a compliance plan to the city.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department closed or suspended permits for three businesses in October.

On Saturday, the department closed O’Dowds, 4742 Pennsylvania Ave., for violating mask and capacity requirements that are part of KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas’ Tenth Amended Order.

The order states that residents are “encouraged to limit exposure, to the extent possible, by properly wearing face coverings or masks, maintaining social distancing… and avoiding large groups or other crowd-based activities.”

The amended order also states that taverns must limit capacity to 50% of building occupancy and “all employees or visitors to any indoor public accommodation must properly wear a face covering or mask in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to coworkers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.”

Bobs N Motion, 5709 Troost Ave., was closed Thursday for mask and capacity violations.

Juke House, 1700 East 18th Street, had its health permit suspended on Wednesday “due to critical food safety violations and mask and capacity violations,” according to a statement from the health department. The permit was reinstated Saturday after business owners created a “compliance plan” and another inspection took place.

For suspensions to be lifted, businesses have to create and submit a compliance plan, which the health department must approve.