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Kapa’a Eatery Reopens After Mask Violations

Posted May 14, 2021, 9:30 AM HST ·Updated May 14, 9:31 AM

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch at the Kaua‘i District Health Office issued a green placard, Thursday, May 13, to the Olympic Café located at 1354 Kūhiō Highway in Kapa’a. The restaurant’s food establishment permit has been reinstated after it was issued a red placard earlier this week on May 10.

The Olympic Café was closed on Monday after a Department of Health Food Safety Branch inspector responded to complaints about the establishment’s violations of mask use requirements. A red placard was issued as a result of investigations conducted on May 4 and May 10 when an inspector observed restaurant staff working without masks on both occasions.

A follow-up inspection today confirmed the restaurant corrected the violation and the establishment was issued a green placard and allowed to reopen. The Olympic Café is expected to resume operations Friday, May 14.