Kent sports bar temporarily closes for violating COVID-19 rules

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KENT, Wash. — King County Public Health announced that a Kent sports bar had to temporarily close this week for violating COVID-19 rules.

According to officials, Stimpy’s Sports Bar & Grill located at 25608 Pacific Hwy South was temporarily closed by a food inspector on Monday for allowing indoor dining.

The bar will be allowed to reopen once the inspector confirms that this issue has been resolved.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new statewide reopening plan.

The new plan, called “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” moves away from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. Washington’s 39 counties are divided into eight geographic regions based on health system resources.

Inslee said that in phase 2, restaurants and fitness centers can reopen at 25%.