By Ryan Yousefi
Several Coral Springs businesses have been reported for not following precautions put in place by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
As of July 3, there have been 27 complaints filed against businesses in Coral Springs. The complaints range from workers not wearing masks to bars still serving alcohol, which was recently prohibited amid a spike in positive tests in the area.
The information from Broward County breaks down the 27 complaints filed into three categories; Pending Inspection (5), Resolved (11), and a Warning Citation Issued (11).
Of the 11 citations issued, four were for not following social distancing guidelines, four were for not following sanitation procedures, and three are filed under “other.”
While a few businesses pop-up more than once in the complaint database, only Nick’s New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar located at 2444 North University Drive and the Fresh Market located at 4633 University Drive have received multiple citations.
Separate complaints against Nick’s New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar were made with the county — both having to do with violations of the mask policy.
One complainant reported the kitchen staff could be seen without masks, while another reported both staff and customers were not wearing masks — both at the bar and in the restaurant.
The Fresh Market received two citations, both for not maintaining proper sanitation requirements. Both complaints have an outcome listed as “warning issued.”
Also included in the citation list is a warning placed against the Coral Springs Auto Mall after an employee filed a complaint.
The employee claimed Auto Mall’s human resources department was doing little to ensure that those who work at the location were able to social distance or kept safe in general. The complainant said employees who were working remotely were ordered back, even as measures had not been taken to ensure they can keep a safe distance from other employees. It also claims most employees do not wear masks because much of their job requires speaking on the phone.
A warning citation was also issued to the United States Postal Office located at 8801 West Atlantic Boulevard. A customer complained that not all employees were wearing masks, including a cashier who was observed wearing his mask around his neck while speaking to customers.
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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