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COVID-19 Business Compliance Update

Between September 21 and September 27, more than 200 Rhode Island businesses received perfect scores on their 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 (

Additionally, Between September 21 and October 1, ten businesses received immediate compliance, partial immediate compliance, and compliance orders for failing to comply with a range of public health directives related to COVID-19. These businesses are listed below. Seven additional business received a notice of compliance.

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.

Businesses that have received immediate compliance, partial compliance, and compliance orders:

- Milano's Pizza, Providence – Immediate compliance order - Centro de Nutricion Familiar, Providence – Compliance order - Zona Lounge, Cranston – Compliance order - La Casa Restaurant, Cranston – Compliance order - Kennedy Fried Chicken, Providence – Compliance order - Copperfield's Burger and Beer, Smithfield– Partial immediate compliance order - Jalapeno's Kitchen, Providence – Compliance order - Davo's Calzones and Wraps, South Kingstown – Compliance order - 3 Flags Bakery, Central Falls – Compliance Order - Honey Dew Donuts, Providence – Compliance order

Businesses that have since received notices of compliance:

- Countryside Liquors, Pawtucket – Compliance order (now in compliance) - Knights of Columbus, Lincoln - Combination compliance order, Immediate compliance order (now in compliance) - EP Weiners, East Providence – Immediate compliance order (now in compliance) - Tres Letras Hookah Lounge, Providence – Combination compliance order,

Immediate compliance order (now in compliance) - Ichigo Ichie Restaurant, East Providence - Combination compliance order, Immediate compliance order (now in compliance) - La Tijera De Oro Barber Shop, Providence – Compliance order (now in compliance)

These compliance orders and all other COVID-19 related compliance orders are posted online on the website of DBR -

To file a complaint about a business, call 401-889-5550 or visit

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