By Ryan Yousefi
Several Coral Springs businesses have been reported for failing to follow precautions put in place by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
As of July 10, 43 complaints have been filed against businesses in Coral Springs. The complaints range from customers not wearing masks to businesses failing to put in place a social distancing plan and not following sanitizing procedures within their store.
A week ago, we reported on Coral Springs businesses that made this list. The numbers have increased since.
The information from Broward County breaks down the complaints into three categories; Pending Inspection (2), Resolved Complaints (26), and Warning Citation Issued (15).
Of the 15 warning citations issued, the most recent violations come from one of the largest and oldest businesses in Coral Springs, the Coral Square Mall, and one of the newest to arrive in the area, Urban Air Trampoline Park. There is also a repeat offender on the list, Premier Billiards.
Broward County received a complaint about Coral Square Mall, operated by Simon Property Group is located at 9215 West Atlantic Boulevard. They received a citation after the anonymous tipster indicated the mall had large groups of people congregating in the same areas, many customers and employees not wearing masks, customers not following directional arrows, and, in general, no security in place to enforce any social distancing measures.
The Coral Square Mall complaint also indicated kiosk workers were not wearing masks and that groups of people block entrances to the mall.
On July 6, Urban Air Trampoline Park, located at 6001 West Sample Road, received a citation. The new attraction-based business designed for children just opened its doors two weeks ago but has already been reported to the county for multiple violations of the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 precautions.
The complaint against Urban Air included 17 pictures of the violations, including monkey bars, the indoor playground, and ropes course were open, even though those attractions should be closed. The complaint also stated while attractions are supposed to be consistently sanitized, that was not happening.
Also, the Urban Air complaint included pictures of the ball pit that children were playing in. The claim alleges a ball pit is likely impossible to sanitize between customers.
On July 6, Premier Billiards, located at 9120 Wiles Road, received its second warning citation. The complaint claimed all pool tables were being used, and many, if not all, customers were not wearing a mask. The complaint also added that no hand sanitizer was available anywhere at the location.
Premier Billiards had received a similar warning citation on June 23 after the pool hall was observed to be allowing customers to sit close to each other at the bar, and no one was wearing a mask.
If you believe a business is not complying to emergency orders or CDC guidelines, you can submit a complaint to the City of Coral Springs online form, or call the Business Hotline 954-344-5772
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- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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