2021 | Government

Quincy’s Potomac warned by county health inspector to monitor social distancing

County also warned or cited three restaurants in Wheaton about people not properly wearing masks

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Quincy’s Potomac is among four restaurants that Montgomery County health inspectors have warned or cited the past two weekends for violations of the county’s COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants.

• Quincy’s, at 1093 Seven Locks Road, received a warning following an inspection on March 27. A county worker reported that there was “over crowding in the bar area” and people were not maintaining the required six feet of distance.

General Manager Eric Rose told Bethesda Beat on Thursday that “everything was rectified on site” during the inspection.

• The county issued a warning to Unplugged Restaurant & Sports Bar at 11305 Georgia Ave. in Wheaton on April 3. An inspector reported that three people in the restaurant did not have a face covering over their nose, mouth and chin. The report states that workers at the bar gave a face covering to one of the people who wasn’t wearing one.

The inspection report states that the county worker discussed the county’s face-covering requirement for customers and employees with Fernando Peredo, a contractor working for the restaurant.

Peredo could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

• Limerick Pub at 11301 Elkin St. in Wheaton received a warning on April 3 when an inspector saw an employee at the bar with a face covering that wasn’t covering their nose or mouth.

“[The] sanitarian asked employee to wear face covering over nose mouth and chin and employee complied,” the report states.

Representatives from Limerick Pub told Bethesda Beat on Thursday that General Manager Thomas Hanson wasn’t working, but would be available on Friday. Hanson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Thursday.

• Plan B Bar and Grill at 11272 Georgia Ave. received a citation following an inspection on April 3 after an inspector saw a disc jockey not wearing a face covering. Additionally, the inspector said a waitress wasn’t wearing a face covering when she walked away from a customer’s table.

County inspectors had issued a warning to Plan B on Sept. 19 when an inspector noticed that the restaurant was allowing dancing, and some workers’ masks weren’t covering their noses. The restaurant was then cited less than a month later for similar offenses.

Representatives from Plan B could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

Throughout the pandemic, the county has been regularly checking restaurants, bars and other businesses for compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, sometimes warning or citing offenders.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com