Monday, August 31, 2020

Health Department Checks Restaurants for C19 Violations

Social media was ablaze with the news the Health Department cited several local restaurants for Covid-19 violations Friday night.  JJ did some digging and got some more information about what took place.  The Health Department stated in an email sent to this website:


MSDH Food Protection team members responded to Executive Order compliance complaints the evening of August 28, 2020, at Amerigo in Ridgeland and Capitol Grille in DeVille Plaza in Jackson. The restaurant section of Amerigo was observed to be in compliance with current EOs. At both locations, the bar areas were observed to be out of compliance with current EOs regarding social distancing, capacity restrictions, and mask wearing. At both locations, Food Protection team members educated the on-site managers regarding EO requirements for bars, and at both locations, managers agreed to address the noncompliance with staff and patrons. Amerigo was also cited for an expired food permit.
No restaurant was fined for a violation of Covid-19 regulations.   However, it appears the Health Department will be making the rounds on Friday and Saturday nights. 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

When our government has "Food Protection Team Members" educating business management, we are F'd. So...., we are F'd.

PS...how does one get a gig as a "Food Protection Team Member" who goes around educating business' management?

Anonymous said...

A covid sneeze at a Waffle House is statistically less likely to ruin one's life than a random
bullet at said restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi.

After the Salmonella outbreak with onions this month,
I'm even hesitant to order a bag of krystals at 3:00 AM.

Anonymous said...

Every soul in Waffle house between midnight and four a.m. and all patrons of KFC, Church's, Popeyes and Krystal at closing time is drunk. And we all know alcohol poisoning kills this Wuhan thang.

And where you gone find a state employee to report for duty after 5:10 p.m.?

In other words...FAKE NEWS.

Anonymous said...

Dining out just isn't the experience that it used to be. And the service in most restaurants was getting pretty shitty before covid hit.

Anonymous said...

" Every soul in Waffle house between midnight and four a.m. and all patrons of KFC, Church's, Popeyes and Krystal at closing time is drunk. "

Gawd yes !

That's what made having a snack at those places so much fun .

The bars had to deal with "closing time" bit those food joints could operate 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Amerigos's has been one of the best restaurants in the metro area for many years. The bar area is separated from the rest of the areas. The folks who choose to dine in the bar area should be individual choice not government. If you are not comfortable w it. Dont enter bar area. There is so so much contradiction in this whole mask thing. I can show you hundreds of spaces not practicing so call rules.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:02 and 4:05. Both made very accurate points! My wife and I went out to a restaurant Saturday evening and it wasn’t worth the time or the hassle. Drop a nuke on China before they drop one on us and get rid of this crap as get rid of the CCP controlling the Democratic Party and things will get back to normal. And that my friends is not being racist. We should have taken care of them after WWII along with Russia and our problems wouldn’t be so bad right now.

I honestly don’t see how restaurants are staying in business. They are much needed, and to some a much needed outing but we decided to keep cooking at home. The staff was eagle eyeing each patron like we were third graders or they were acting like the communist political party leader of the village forcing the patrons to stay in line. And just tell me what state employee works after 5....keep on dreaming people. And get back in line comrade.

Anonymous said...

Another right-wing victory for my fellow freedom-loving Mississippians! We teamed up with the left to call the goddamned government on a restaurant for not participating in a scam that violates at least 8 of the Constitutional Amendments! Good job conservatives! Together with the left we WILL usher in crushing totalitarian communism!

Anonymous said...

About time for them to check out the christmas tree farm restaurant in Desoto County! But of course then that idiot would claim that the check was only done for political reasons.

Foster, with his defiant claim that the Dept of Health can't tell him what to do in his private business is ripe for an overall investigation - see if he is even bothering to follow the DOH regs on water temperatures in the dishwasher, whether his employees are washing their hands after using the restroom, whether the tables are being cleaned - and certainly make sure that there are no men being seen talking to women in the restaurant if they are not married.

Anonymous said...

Well, another two weeks from his High Ass Tate. I call for a mask mandate to go until after the New Year. Tate doesn't get it, because Dobbs doesn't get it, that Covid is here to stay, like Herpes, the gift that keeps giving. Both Herpes 1 and 2. Cold sore or shingles.

https://www.wlbt.com/2020/08/31/watch-gov-reeves-updates-latest-pandemic-response-state/

Anonymous said...

From the comments, it looks like the GRU is back at work today, sowing discord online.

Anonymous said...

Geez 6:05pm.....do tell the rest of the story. You obviously had a run in at some point.

Anonymous said...

get used to masks..even after a vaccine for covid19....where are they made? in the same factory as the maga hats in china??

Anonymous said...

Damn....8:03pm figured it out. So now Trump started the virus to sell masks?

Anonymous said...

Table 100, Saturday before last, 7 pm, bar and dining area at full capacity.

Green Acres said...

I agree with others that dining in a restaurant these days is not much fun or pleasurable. Those high velocity ceiling fans can sling spit 60 feet through the air. We'll continue buying takeout as we've done since March to help the restaurants and alleviate the boredom of having to cook at home. Eventually this pandemic will pass and normal life will resume, with or without a vaccine.

Any restaurant that refuses to follow any BOH temporary or permanent regulations is destroying itself. We're not going to patronize any restaurant that violates the rules intended to keep us healthy.

Anonymous said...

Must wear a mask to go in a restaurant, but you can take it off once seated with the many others in your party. Eat, drink, talk and spew whatever into the air, but make sure you put your face diaper back on before you leave. A complete fucking joke brought to you by the Tot.

Anonymous said...

Holy Sheep!

Anonymous said...

Profits over people. The American way.

Anonymous said...

Picked up food from Amerigo recently. Packed restaurant and bar. hostess commented they didn't have enough employees for the capacity and kitchen was backed up.

Anonymous said...

If you are worried about the 'rona, stay the hell at home and don't go to restaurants with a bad attitude looking for everyone to perfectly embrace your phobia.

Anonymous said...

" PS...how does one get a gig as a "Food Protection Team Member"

My exact first thought 3:21 PM.

They may even offer a "work from home team" . . . evaluating contactless delivery and such.

Anonymous said...

I was told the City of Vicksburg has a woman assigned to go into businesses and report back if they are following The DicTater’s rules (and their mayor’s rules)...
how do I get that job???

Julier Chills said...

"...to help the restaurants and alleviate the boredom of having to cook at home."

I don't give a hoot who says Green Acres is their favorite poster. The above quote from Mr. Acres is silly. Get off your ass and learn the art of cooking in your own kitchen, preparing nice meals for your family and whipping up new recipes. Make biscuits for the first time in your life. Can some figs. Learn to heat water and make Jello. Lazy ass!

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