Medford coffee shop fined for COVID-19 violations

MEDFORD, Ore. — Forage Coffee Company was fined nearly $10,000 for allegedly violating coronavirus-related safety protocols.

The Oregon State Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportedly found the Medford coffee shop willfully violated Oregon Health Authority rules regarding capacity and indoor dining during a time when it was prohibited.

“Most employers in Oregon continue to move forward with efforts to protect workers against the very real hazard of COVID-19. They understand the measures needed to help defeat this disease,” said Michael Wood, administrator of Oregon OSHA. “Unfortunately, there are those employers who are making a different choice. As a result, we will continue to carry out our enforcement work in the interest of accountability.”

Forage Coffee Company was fined $9,250 for the violations, according to the Oregon Department of Business and Services.

Forage will have one month to appeal the citations.


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