Hearing Complaint Filed for Violations of Governor’s Proclamation


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(ANKENY) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today that it has filed a hearing complaint on a Guthrie County business for violations of Governor Reynolds’ emergency public health disaster proclamation. 

A hearing complaint has been filed on the following establishment:

Pine Room in Guthrie Center On or about November 21, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s November 16 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; failing to limit patrons from congregating together closer than six feet; failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table or booth while consuming their food or beverages; failing to ensure that all customers were wearing a mask or face covering when not seated at a properly distanced booth or table; failing to ensure all employees who interact with customers were wearing a mask or face covering; and/or failing to implement reasonable measures for increased hygiene practices.

The licensee faces a civil penalty for their violations and has the right to a hearing.

The hearing complaint can be viewed at https://abd.iowa.gov/alcohol/regulation

ABD continues to actively enforce compliance with Governor Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation. Any licensed establishment in violation of the governor’s proclamation will be held accountable and risk a fine, suspension or revocation of its license.