DBR’s COVID-19 transparency portal shows noncompliance, but not if businesses have since been cleared to reopen

Updated at 4:04 p.m. on July 20, 2020.

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Business Regulation, as of Monday, notes that 12 businesses have received compliance orders from the state to get up to code regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, the portal does not note if the two businesses that received immediate compliance orders, which have since reopened after further inspection, had been given the OK to reopen. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Business Regulation, as of Monday, notes that 12 businesses have received compliance orders from the state to get up to code regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, the portal does not note if the two businesses that received immediate compliance orders, which have since reopened after further inspection, had been given the OK to reopen. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has ramped up its enforcement in making sure businesses comply with the new safety regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and now has a transparency portal to put noncompliant businesses on notice. But the portal still leaves the public in the dark as to whether or not businesses have since…

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