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Two Kern County businesses cited over 4th of July weekend, could face up to $1,000 fine

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 18:19:54-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom announced ahead of the Fourth of July strike teams would work the holiday weekend to implement the governor's orders. In Kern County, two local businesses were cited between July 3 to July 5 for operating indoor operations in violation of the governor's executive order.

According to the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control, Taqueria Tampico in Delano was cited on July 4 and Jarritos Y Mariscos Los Juanes Y Mexican Food in Arvin was cited on July 5.

The citation states the businesses violated an executive order, a misdemeanor that could result in fines typically ranging between $100 - $1,000. The exact amount is left up to a judge.

Newsom set up the “multi-agency strike teams” to make sure businesses across the state are adhering to his orders to close shop as cases of COVID-19 surge. The strike teams consisted of members from the state’s Alcohol Beverage Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Highway Patrol and other departments and targeted “non-compliant workplaces.”