QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Health officials in Quincy have ticketed at least half a dozen businesses for violating COVID-19 safety regulations and protocols.
Quincy Health Commissioner Ruth Jones told WBZ NewsRadio that customers are the ones tipping off the city about the violations.
"[I get] complaints on the phone, I get a lot of emails, we respond to every one of them," said Jones. "We're going to get more punitive."
Businesses that have received fines so far include Rags Tavern, Alba Restaurant, Rozafa Mediterranean Bistro, Cocina Mia Cafe, Marina Bay Market, and the Stop & Shop on Southern Artery.
The most commonly-reported violation is employees or customers not wearing masks, or wearing them improperly. Other violations being reported include issues of overcrowding, and people mingling at bars. Tickets range from a warning up to a $300 fine per occurrence.
"We've had three facilities that have been shut down because of positive cases in the facility," Jones told WBZ NewsRadio. "These facilities need to be responsible about what they're doing and what the guidelines are."
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