Retail Food Facilities & Coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions in Food Facilities
Please visit www.mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus/businesses for the most up-to-date information on California's COVID-19 safety mandates specific to Nevada County businesses, restaurants, bars and wineries.
Restaurants with Notice of Violations for State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Mandates
Nevada County Environmental Health delivered a Notice of Violation to local food facilities who refused to come into compliance with State COVID-19 mandates, risking the health and safety of both their employees and customers. A Notice of Violation effectively revokes the food permit for the following food facilities:
- Friar Tucks, Nevada City (in effect 7/21/20)
- Old Town Cafe, Grass Valley (in effect 7/21/20)
- Sergio's, Grass Valley (in effect 7/21/20)
Nevada County Environmental Health has made educational visits to most of Nevada County's 350 restaurants since the State's most recent mandates eliminating indoor dining. The majority of Nevada County restaurants have been in compliance for the public's health and safety. Nevada County's goal is that education will achieve compliance long before needing to take further action such as revoking a facility's food permit. However, Nevada County is committed to keeping our community healthy and enforcing the recommended precautions to keep our businesses open under the State mandates. Everyone’s actions and behavior makes a difference, and will, to a great extent, determine our case rate, threats to vulnerable populations, and whether or not our economy can stay open.
Less than 5 restaurants have been unwilling to come into compliance after multiple outreach efforts to assist them to come into compliance. If a food facility continues to operate when their food permit has been revoked, they will incur daily fines, beginning with $25, and not to exceed $1000/day.