Restaurant in Seattle University District closed for violation of COVID-19 restrictions


A restaurant and bar in Seattle’s University District are closed until further notice for violating COVID-19 masking and occupancy protocols.

According to King County Public Health, inspectors found the following violations at Flowers Bar & Restaurant on University Way:

  • Lack of use of face masks by restaurant staff and customers
  • Food establishment occupancy limits exceeded
  • Lack of maintenance of social distancing

Health officials said the restaurant could reopen when “issues are resolved.”

King County, the county where the restaurant is located, is in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, which allows restaurants to serve customers indoors at 50 percent of capacity.

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Governor Jay Inslee will provide an update on the county-by-county reopening phases around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The current rate of COVID-19 cases and King County hospitalizations could mean the county will move to Phase 2, which would limit catering capacity inside and other businesses to 25%.

You can watch Inslee’s COVID announcement live in the video player below:


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