Restaurant hit with order, fine for COVID-19 violations

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — After nearly a month of serving customers indoors despite state rules against it, Stuffy’s II Restaurant of Longview, Washington has received official notice of a temporary restraining order and $126,000 fine. The restaurant’s owners are set to appear at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Cowlitz County Superior Court in response to a temporary restraining order filed by the state Attorney General’s Office. The state Department of Labor and Industries also issued a citation for “willful serious violations for having inside dining each day for seven days Dec. 22-28.” That led to a penalty of $126,000, said L&I spokesperson Dina Lorraine.