Public Health responds to McKraut’s violations

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.