El Paso Leaders Say Non-Compliant Bars Will Be Shut Down
We can all agree we need to be able to open up the economy, right? But we need to open up the economy safely. Keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a mask. It's pretty simple. Those rules can be a bit difficult in a bar though. If you're drinking, you probably aren't wearing a mask. Bars tend to be loud so you're probably yelling, spitting all over everything. And if you want to talk to someone, you're probably leaning in super close.
This is why opening bars is more difficult than most places. Recently El Paso Police Commander Humberto Talamantes and Environmental Services Director Ellen Smyth spoke to the City Council about the city's COVID-19 task force and cracking down on 'bad actor' bars. Talamantes said:
We are seeing a lot of people push the envelope, having more folks come inside and not taking the correct requirements.
He went on to say that the bars should know better at this point and the task force will not hesitate to start shutting places down that are abiding by the rules. Since August 6th, the task force has issued 12 citations, given 360 warnings, while serving 1,802 complaints.
What would you do if you found out about someone running a business that isn't following the COVID-19 guidelines and protocol? Would you report them or just let it be? This is a question that I wonder about when it comes to Buzz. His motto is 'path of least resistance' but on the other side of the coin, he is adamant about people not following the COVID-19 guidelines.