SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Along Came Trudy remains open for dine-in Thursday, despite a fine from the state of Oregon.
On Wednesday, Oregon OSHA fined the restaurant $9,215 following many weeks of the business remaining open for indoor dining against COVID-19 restrictions. That same day, the owner said they have no plans of shutting down, despite the fines.
Multiple complaints about Along Came Trudy were reportedly made to the agency.
State officials say the fine was issued following an inspection that opened on Dec. 21, finding two violations. By allowing indoor dining, OSHA said the restaurant willfully disregarded the ban on indoor dining in extreme risk areas like Lane County. The second violation regards a failure to make sure customers inside the restaurant wear a face covering.
OSHA said armed people outside the business threatened regulatory agencies and their staff members.
Employers have 30 days to appeal citations.