The Office of Investigations of the Department of Health forced yesterday, Friday, the restaurant Caribbean harvest, in Gurabo, to cancel the reception of two weddings that were held in two of its rooms for violating the executive order that prohibits the gathering of people as a preventive measure against COVID-19.
The director of said office, Jesús Hernández, indicated that they received a confidentiality about irregularities in the place and upon arrival they found that the restaurant did not comply with the provision of the executive order that stipulates a maximum capacity of 30%.
The people who were in the restaurant had to leave the premises, including the guests who enjoyed the reception of the two weddings, and the immediate closure of the business was ordered.
“When we received the confidentiality, we contacted the epidemiologist of the municipality and after she requested our support, we arrived at the restaurant to carry out the corresponding investigation. The required documents were requested, including the dispensation offered by the Secretary of the Interior authorizing or not an event. Not having permission, we proceeded to close”Hernández said in a press release.
The official pointed out that those in charge of the activities did request the dispensation required for mass celebrations, but the request for the dispensation was never approved.
“We are going to continue the investigation at different angles. The person in charge was warned that presenting false documents could constitute fraud, other serious crimes could also occur such as the alteration and falsification of documents “Hernández concluded.
The restaurant’s closure was ordered shortly after 8:15 p.m. In the facilities there were over 100 guests, in addition to the personnel who worked in the business.
Anyone who has information about the non-compliance of establishments in the measures of social distancing, crowding of people, use of masks, hand washing facilities or any other situation that endangers the safety of employees or visitors, can write to email [email protected]. The information received will be kept confidential.