L.A. Public Health visited 2,000 Los Angeles restaurants and found that half of them were not adhering to its “Safer L.A.” regulations.
The inspections were done over the weekend. Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer said during a Monday briefing that those restaurants would be re-inspected this week to make sure they are following social distancing and sanitary measures.
“There should be no places where tables are right next to each other,” Ferrer said. “They will be revisiting all the restaurants that were not in compliance, and issuing them an order to come to compliance.”
In these in-dining protocols, restaurants are supposed to regulate the distance between tables to make sure they are six feet apart, as well as making sure customers are standing that distance away from each other in any lines. Outside seating is supposed to be prioritized and wait staff must limit contact with customers.
Restaurants should be deep cleaning, as well as having enough personal protective equipment in stock for employees to use.
Ferrer also noted that if diners and/or employees do not feel that a restaurant is following the safety protocols, they can contact Public Health so authorities can be aware and investigate the matter.