Public Health responds to McKraut’s violations

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Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

The Department of Public Health and Social Services has responded to McKraut restaurant’s violations of PCOR-1 restrictions.

In an interview with K57’s Kate Baltazar-Dodge, DPHSS spokesperson Janela Carrera said a citation was issued against the establishment and an inspection was conducted the following day.

Carrera said she is also aware that a complaint has been filed with the Guam Police Department.

According to Carrera, she was not sure about people dining in the establishment. Instead, she saw a video of people dining outside.

The citations issued noted that the establishment failed to enforce the mandatory use of face masks, there were no sign-in sheets, social distancing precautions were not being practiced, and McKrauts failed to have and present an organization-specific guidance plan.

Public Health had informed McKrauts owner, Ludwig “Lutz” Uhmeyer, that they are not allowed to have customers inside the establishment.

A regular food establishment inspection was conducted as well, and according to Carrera, a number of violations were noted on top of the COVID-19 violations; McKraut’s received a “B” rating.

Carrera added that it’s concerning and alarming that the owner is okay with people dining in. She says it’s irresponsible, particularly with the increase of COVID positives and COVID-related deaths.

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