Posted by on February 26, 2021 12:44 pm

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sunny cupboard schuylkill haven covid closure order

A Schuylkill County restaurant has been ordered to close by the Dept. of Agriculture for violating COVID-19 orders.

According to information from the Agriculture Dept., its inspectors ordered Sunny Cupboard, along Route 183 close to the entrance to Lake Wynonah, to close for violating orders requiring health safety measures be in place to operate.

Under the state’s orders, restaurants are limited to either 50% or 25% capacity, depending on whether they filled out a “self-certification” through the state promising to follow the rules put in place during the pandemic.

Sunny Cupboard Says It Will Stay Open Despite Closure Order

Despite the order to close, Sunny Cupboard says it will stay open, according to posts made on its social media account.

Apparently, the folks at Sunny Cupboard do not require face masks be worn there. You can, but you don’t have to.

Some people reacted to this news by celebrating the business’s decision.

“I love that you allow masks to be optional. The haters tend to be the loudest in the room,” one person told Sunny Cupboard. “Thank you for continuing to fight for our freedoms.”

But others are not impressed with that decision.

“Sorry… no mask…..I’ll not step foot in your business,” an unlikely customer wrote. “Wise up.”

This is not the first Schuylkill County restaurant ordered to close its doors for violating COVID-related orders issued by the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf: 3 Schuylkill County Restaurants Were Ordered to Close Due to COVID Violations

According to the Dept. of Agriculture, businesses that operate beyond a closure order like the one served to Sunny Cupboard face more potential legal action against it that could – but it’s unlikely – to result in a court-ordered closure.

The state believes that in-person dining is a likely source of the spread of the coronavirus, pointing to a study conducted last year and also its flimsy contact tracing data.

Three other restaurants were also ordered to close like Sunny Cupboard:

  • Village Cafe, Gordonville
  • Fire & Ice Smokehouse & Creamery, Halifax
  • White Horse Luncheonette, Gap

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