New Bedford fines 6 bars for COVID-19 violations

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)– The city of New Bedford has issued fines to six bars for for failing to to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

The fines were issued Nov. 20, after inspections by the New Bedford Health Department, city spokesman Jonathan Carvalho said in a statement.

Each of the six were found to violate mask-wearing guidance. In addition, Freddie’s Café at 175 Sawyer St. was cited for permitting dancing on its premises.

According to the statement, fines were issued to the following establishments:

–Whiskey Lounge ,1669 Acushnet Ave.

–Sebastian’s, 110 County St.

Each fined $300 for failure to comply with mask-wearing regulations.

–Legends , 78 Covell St.

Fined $300 and $600, for violations on two consecutive days, for failure to comply with mask-wearing regulations and social distancing.

–New Bedford Bar & Grill, 116 County St.,

–The Bar, 266 Dartmouth St.,

 Each fined $600 for violations of social distancing and mask-wearing regulations.

–Freddie’s Café, 175 Sawyer St.

Fined $600 for failure to comply with mask-wearing regulations and for permitting dancing.

Mayor  Jon Mitchell had issued guidelines earlier in the year, alongside the city’s Department of Health, to stem the spread of the virus in workplaces.

The full set of orders can be viewed on New Beford’s COVID-19 information page.

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