Avery claimed the inspector told an employee that the business was in violation of county guidelines because there was no food truck and needed to close just moments before she broke out in a dance.
A Los Angeles County health inspector was captured on video dancing inside a brewery after ordering the owner to close his doors on Super Bowl Sunday
According to one of the owners of Bravery Brewery in Lancaster, California, the inspector came to the establishment around 11am on February 7 to tell them they were in violation of county codes. After ordering them to close she broke out into a dance inside the business
In the video, she is seen tapping her foot and clapping her hands while inside Bravery Brewery.
Seconds later, the inspector throws her arms out as she continues to dance and sway from side-to-side.
It’s unclear if a song was playing while she was dancing.
Avery told Fox News that he has no idea why the inspector felt compelled to dance, especially since she had ordered them to close.
He said ‘the perception really sucks,’ because his business has been ‘decimated financially’.
To make matters worse, the inspector turned out to be wrong and Bravery Brewery was not in violation of any county codes.
Because the brewery was only pouring draft beer to go, they did not need a food truck to operate.
According to Avery, the inspector later admitted that there had been a mistake and that business there could resume.
The next day, one of the inspector’s bosses also called Avery to apologize.
Los Angeles County loosened restrictions on restaurants late last month. Restaurants were allowed to reopen on January 29 for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and masking requirements for all staff.
According to Avery, the inspector later admitted that there had been a mistake and that business there could resume. The next day, one of the inspector’s bosses also called Avery to apologize. The Bravery Brewery is pictured
Los Angeles County loosened restrictions on restaurants late last month. Restaurants were allowed to reopen on January 29 for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and masking requirements for all staff. Cases across the US have continued to decline in recent weeks
The hours of operation restrictions for non-essential businesses, which have been required to close from 10pm to 5am, were also rescinded.
Meanwhile, the rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high.
California on Monday reported another 200 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 47,043 — the highest in the nation.
Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic.
The number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 slipped below 9,000 statewide, a drop of more than a third over two weeks, according to the state Department of Public Health.
More than 27.6 million people have been infected by the virus since the pandemic hit the US last year
The 6,487 new confirmed cases on Monday are more than 80 per cent below the mid-December peak of about 54,000. Total cases reached nearly 3.4 million.
The positivity rate for people being tested has been falling for weeks, which means fewer people will end up in hospitals.
In Los Angeles County, the state’s most populous, the daily test positivity rate was 5.3 per cent on Saturday, down 42 percentage points since February 1, public health officials said.
Residents were urged to avoid close contact with anyone outside their household on Valentine’s Day, while continuing to wear masks and observe social distancing rules when outside.
‘These are simple actions that will slow the spread of COVID-19, save lives, and help end this pandemic,’ said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County’s public health director.
California continues to struggle with vaccine shortages that are hindering efforts to inoculate substantial numbers in the state of nearly 40 million residents.
Nearly 5.8 million vaccine shots have been administered to date, but mass vaccination centers aren’t operating close to full capacity because there aren’t enough doses.