East Lansing bar that broke Covid-19 rules will not receive fines
I wrote an article earlier this week titled “Will Whitmer Fine Herself Or Just East Lansing Business?” This question has now been answered and this answer does not surprise anyone.
This answer is; she or anyone else will not accept any fines.
This will come as no surprise to anyone who has known how the Whitmer administration has acted from day one. Whitmer broke her own rules time and time again, so why would she change now or punish anyone who helped her break her own rules.
The Lansing State Journal is report that Linda Vail, the Ingham County health official, said yesterday that they would not release any citations or fines against the Landshark Bar & Grill. She said:
“We had a conversation with The Landshark (Bar & Grill), because environmental health always will be… Enforcement, including COVID-related enforcement, is still a staged function. so not to issue violations. and fine people and that sort of thing ”
She went on to say:
“We come in, we have conversations, we correct, we ask the owner to acknowledge what’s going on and say, ‘Yes, I understand that – I won’t do it again.’ It has happened. This conversation has taken place, and that’s generally what we do … It wouldn’t be considered a critical violation. “
There are a few restaurants, bars, and businesses that might have a problem with what you’re saying, Ms. Vail.
Ms Vail went on to let us know that since the start of the pandemic, she has only penalized two restaurants in Ingham County. One, she said, had violated COVID-19 public health restrictions on several occasions and was shut down until they created a “corrective plan” and put it in place. The other is more interesting. The latter, she said, had opened their doors “to indoor catering at a time when restaurants were supposed to offer only take-out or alfresco dining.”
What is the difference between breaking the rules by opening their doors to “indoors dining at a time when restaurants were supposed to offer only take out or alfresco dining” and allowing more than 6 people in a group to sit at the same table?
I don’t think there are any, except one in which Whitmer was involved and one when she was not involved.
How much more are Michigan residents going to get from this hypocrisy from Governor Whitmer and state county health officials?
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