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Carbon, Monroe businesses cited for COVID-19 violations

Two Carbon County establishments and three in Monroe County, have been cited by the state police liquor control board enforcement office in Wilkes-Barre.

• Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokol Local Assembly No. 214, Palmerton, was cited on Feb. 6 for their board-approved manager being visibly intoxicated on the licensed premises and also for violating the order and mandates of the governor and secretary of health concerning the COVID-19 disaster emergency mask mandate and allowing a patron to be seated at the bar and consume alcohol without purchasing a meal.

• The Lehighton Legion Home Association, Lehighton, was cited on Oct. 21, 2020, and Jan. 18 for failing to maintain records in conformity with the provisions of the state liquor code.

• In Monroe County the Old Depot Inc., East Stroudsburg, Old Mill Pub, Sciota, and Mullers Family Restaurant, East Stroudsburg, were all cited for violating the mandates concerning the wearing of masks by employees and patrons.

Old Depot was cited on March 27; Old Mill Pub on March 18; and Mullers on March 11 and 27.

The 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 impose a license suspension or revocation based on the severity of the charge brought.