Provincetown Health Board Votes To Uphold Restaurant's Covid Safety Fine

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Provincetown Health Board has upheld a $300 fine against a restaurant for violating Covid-19 Safety Guidelines by serving food to their employees after hours.

Megan Murphy and her family, own and operate Sal's Place in Provincetown. She says the Board of Health upheld the fine in a 3-2 vote last week.

Murphy says the family business was fined after a code compliance officer stopped by the restaurant around 10 p.m., which was after the statewide Covid curfew at the time.

The officer saw people still eating inside the restaurant. "We were having family staff meals, which we have every evening and every lunch," said Murphy.

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She adds her family has been providing meals to keep their employees safe and fed during the pandemic.

"For the town to try and take that away from employees is upsetting to me," said Murphy.

The state's Covid curfew has been lifted and Murphy says her family won't be challenging the fine any further.

She adds the family staff meals are here to stay. "I know firsthand how hard it is to be a business owner but also to be a worker in town," said Murphy.

WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports

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