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.