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COVID-19 Business Compliance Update

Nearly 300 businesses in sectors such as hospitality, personal services, banking, fitness, and retail received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, according to Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a collaboration between the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (DBR).

These inspections are intended to measure compliance with industry specific COVID-19 requirements. A list of these businesses is available online (https://dbr.ri.gov/).

Additionally, in the past week, five businesses received compliance orders, three businesses received combination compliance orders and immediate compliance orders, and one business received a partial immediate compliance order for failing to comply with a range of public health directives related to COVID-19. These businesses are listed below.

Businesses are required to take steps such as ensure that employees and customers are wearing masks and practicing social distancing and designate a point of contact who will work with RIDOH on case investigations, should the need arise.

- TVLRI Vaporizer Store, Providence Compliance order - Sophie's Salon, Providence Compliance order - Blendz Barber Shop, East Providence Compliance order - A to Z Liquors, Providence Compliance order - Omar's Barbershop, Cranston Compliance order - Debbie's Breakfast Place, Woonsocket Combination compliance order and immediate compliance order - Restaurante Montecristo, Central Falls Combination compliance order and immediate compliance order - Danny's Bar, Westerly Combination compliance order and immediate compliance order - Portside Tavern, Bristol Partial immediate compliance order

These compliance orders and all other COVID-19 related compliance orders are posted online on the website of DBR - https://dbr.ri.gov/

To file a complaint about a business, call 401-889-5550 or visit taskforce.dbr.ri.gov.

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