The move comes about a week after JAKK Tuesdays shared on Facebook that it will not enforce the province’s proof of vaccine rules, which went into effect on September 22. AGCO said in a press release Thursday that pub officials told the agency on September 10 that it would not enforce Ontario’s reopening law, which covers vaccine rules as well. than what is permitted under step 3 of the province’s reopening plan.
The pub also posted signs saying it would not follow the rules.
The Kingston Public Health Unit received several complaints about the pub and on September 24, bylaws officers charged the business owner after seeing the pub breaking the reopening law, the agency said, who said one of his managers also saw the pub breaking the rules.
The press release says the liquor license will be suspended and the agency will take steps to permanently withdraw it for public safety. The pub can appeal.
“We appreciate and recognize all establishments that take this responsibility seriously and will continue to deal with situations where this responsibility is ignored,” said Tom Mungham, CEO of AGCO, in a statement.
Provincial officials said asking people to prove they had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in high-risk locations would save lives and the hospital system, while avoiding the types of shutdowns seen in the country. last winter and spring.
This is the first publicly reported liquor license suspension in Ontario since the proof of vaccination system began.