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Milwaukee restaurant receives city's first mask mandate citations, over $1K in fines, report says

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:06:16-04

The city of Milwaukee enforced COVID-19 mask requirements in late July and have now sent a warning to 18 businesses and issued its first three citations.

TMJ4 news partners the Milwaukee Business Journal reported that Walker’s Point restaurant Fiesta Café received three of the citations, each for $500, for violating the city’s mask requirements on Aug. 6.

According to the Milwaukee Health Department, the city mailed a warning letter to the café before the citations were issued.

The owners of Fiesta Café have not commented yet, however, the restaurant’s Facebook page does promote social distancing and thanks patrons for bringing masks.

The health department has sent warnings to 18 businesses, the Journal reported.

The following businesses were given warnings:

  • Cermak Fresh Market on South Barclay Street
  • Fast & Friendly on Locust Avenue
  • BP gas station at 5505 W. Lisbon Ave.
  • Penz Mart Citgo gas station at 1225 W. Lincoln Ave.
  • JJ Fish & Chicken at 6005 W. Appleton Ave.
  • Popeye’s chicken at 7458 W. Appleton Ave.
  • Jo-Cat’s Pub on East Brady Street
  • four businesses on West Center Street listed as Ace Market, Center & Sherman Tobacco and Food, Center Street Food and Jay’s Food
  • Gold Diggers at 4750 N. Hopkins St.
  • Milwaukee Pedal Tavern, USPS at 3600 N. Holton St.
  • Sunrise Foods at 2879 N. Weil St.,
  • BP gas station at 5912 W. Oklahoma Ave.
  • McDonald’s on East North Avenue.

According to the Journal, warnings were sent to the Pick ’n Save at East North Avenue and North Humboldt Boulevard and East Side Maytag Coin Laundry on East Kenilworth Place, but those two businesses were not included on the list of warnings provided Tuesday.

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