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Bars, clubs remain closed; restrictions placed on gyms, churches, restaurants

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2022. 10:35 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The Ministry of Health has ordered discotheques, bars, rum shops, and nightclubs to remain closed as part of the new COVID-19 regulations. However, other social meeting places are allowed to operate with some restrictions.

Casinos and gaming establishments are allowed as long as both employees and patrons as well as tour operators and guides are immunized and show proof of such immunization and physical distancing of machines and customers is maintained, and a 75 percent limit is placed on capacity. Patrons and employees shall continue to wear masks while working or patronizing the establishment.

The owners of such establishments are responsible for maintaining the proper layout, social distancing, sanitizing, and signs reminding of social distancing and other regulations and ensuring that the name, contact number, and temperature check of patrons are logged every thirty days.

Additionally, justices of the peace shall be employed by establishments to monitor infractions.

In the case of gymnasia, they shall be properly ventilated, users may only attend by appointment, and capacity is limited to 75 percent of the building with social distancing in place.

Masks are required unless exercising and equipment must be cleaned and a log of visitors kept.

To attend church, a 75 percent building capacity is set; masks must be worn and social distancing applies except to the priest, pastor, or celebrant; and the priest, pastor, or celebrant is responsible for maintaining adherence to regulations.

Restaurants, saloons, diners, and street food vendors are allowed to operate if their employees are immunized, there are social distance markers in place every six feet, keep indoor dining to appointment only and 75 percent of seating capacity and for restaurants et al, employ a peace officer to oversee the enforcement of regulations.


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