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Four Burlington Bars Warned For Not Following COVID-19 Rules

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Burlington street sign

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says four city bars have been issued warnings for not following rules intended to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
In his statement Weinberger did not identify the bars or say which of the rules weren't followed.

But the guidance for safe operation of bars during the pandemic includes limiting indoor operations to 50% capacity, having all patrons seated, prohibiting seating at the actual bar and limiting outdoor operations to a maximum of 150 people.

Weinberger says the presence of the coronavirus in Vermont is low, but the spike in cases elsewhere in the country shows “how fragile our success is."   “Going forward, we will be watching bar activity very closely,” the statement said. “Bars need to comply proactively themselves, or we will be forced to take further action.”

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