The city of Lynwood ordered three restaurants temporarily closed for not following city regulations enacted to address public safety in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
King Taco employees did not have protective gear (gloves and facemasks), nor did they have access to hand sanitizers and allowed customers to walk in.
Winchell’s Donuts was closed because customers were allowed to come inside the store both Tuesday and Wednesday. They were cited today.
KFC was cited because its employees did not have proper protective gear.
All three stores have since complied with the regulations and are re-opened.
“The city of Lynwood will continue to enforce these regulations vigilantly,” said Lynwood City Manager Jose Ometeotl. “The safety of all our residents is our top priority and we will continue to communicate that to our businesses.”
Restaurants are not allowed to be open to the public for walk-in traffic and orders can only be made at the pick-up window or via phone, through the internet or a phone app. They also are required to provide protective gear and hand sanitizers for all employees.
Also, the person handling money at the restaurant pick-up window cannot be the person who hands the customers their food orders.
As a reminder, businesses in Lynwood are required to:
• Have gloves and face masks for all employees
• Provide hand sanitizers for staff and customers (if they are allowed in the business)
• 6 feet spacing inside the store and outside for markets and other essential businesses
If businesses have any questions, they can contact the city by email:Lynwood@hdlgov.com or by phone at (310) 928-1639.