Business Citations for COVID-19 Regulation Violations
According to New York State Public Health Law, effective October 7, 2020, section 2.60 states "All local health officers shall take such steps as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of Subpart 66-3 in accordance with the Public Health Law and this Chapter."
When Madison County receives complaints and concerns from members of our community about small businesses and the big box stores not requiring employees or their patrons to wear masks, they are followed up on by a member of the Madison County Health Department.
The Madison County Health Department makes an extensive effort to work with local businesses and educate them on the executive order and best practices. Fining our local businesses is a last resort and we do our best to work with them. However, when businesses have been educated and continue to not enforce the rules with their employees, we must to comply with the New York State Public Health Law, as referenced above.
Madison County has received multiple complaints on the businesses listed below for non-compliance of the New York State Public Health Law. They have been properly educated on the Law and best practices and continued to not enforce the rules with their employees. It is also an employer's responsibility to compel it's patrons to wear a mask.
The Madison County Health Department has been put into a position to fine the following businesses:
|Troyer's Country Store||Cazenovia, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||10/8/2020|
|Cone Masters||Munnsville, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||10/8/2020|
|Lowe's||Oneida, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||10/22/2020|
|Blanding Hardware||Bridgeport, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||10/22/2020|
|Mastronardi Produce, Ltd., c/o Green Empire Farms||Oneida, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||11/12/2020|
|Earley Farm and Hardware, Inc.||Madison, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||11/19/2020|
|The Country Peddler||Hubbardsville, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||11/30/2020|
|Fisher Bay Restaurant||Bridgeport, NY||COVID-19 Regulations||$500||11/30/2020|