Colfax Zip’s restaurant among those fined for violating mask mandate

The Zip’s fast food restaurant in Colfax has been fined $1,800 by the state of Washington for coronavirus-related violations.

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced this week the restaurant did not require customers without masks to wear one, did not put up signs requiring masks for customers and did not have social distancing markers for customers.

Zip’s has appealed the fine.

Zip’s restaurants in Spokane Valley and Ritzville were also fined for similar mask violations.

The Colfax restaurant is one of eight employers that were fined for violations from July through September.

In July, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered businesses to make sure that their customers and visitors wear face coverings, unless they have a medical or disability issue.

Businesses also were required to post signs at entrances reminding customers to wear a mask, and to create a policy for what workers should do if customers refuse.

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries says state investigators have fined 11 Washington businesses for allegedly failing to enforce portions of the state’s face mask mandate. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News)

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