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Carbon restaurant cited for COVID-19 violations

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state police for violating the state liquor code.

2008 River Walck Saloon, Parryville, was cited on Oct. 24 and 30, 2020, for failure to abide by the order and mandates of the governor and secretary of health related to businesses in the restaurant and retail food business operating during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

The citation states that the 2008 River Walck allowed a patron to be served or seated at the bar, did not provide face masks for employees to wear at work or did not require employees to wear face masks at all time while at the establishment, did not require all customers to wear face masks while entering, exiting or otherwise traveling throughout the establishment, permitted patrons to consume alcohol and/or food while not seated at tables or booths, sold and/or served alcohol to patron for on-premises consumption in a transaction that did not include a meal, and sold, furnished or gave alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption after 11 p.m.

These charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. In addition, the judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought.