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Wheatfields gets mask mandate citation after OPD saw owner in food prep area without mask

The owner was also cited for not requiring masks
Posted at 5:40 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 20:04:48-05

OMAHA NEB. (KMTV) — After receiving more than 10 complaints, Omaha Police cited Wheatfields for not following the mask mandate. The business was cited on Dec. 11.

Roughly two weeks earlier, 3 News Now Investigators reported the restaurant received the most mask mandate complaints out of any business in Omaha. Back in November, the I-Team visited Wheatfields and spoke to the owner, Ronald Popp, who was not wearing a mask at the time.

See also: The most mask mandate complaints, but no citations: WheatFields

According to the police report, Popp was “not wearing a face covering while in the area of staff, food prep, as well as the public.” Police also reported another employee not wearing a face covering.

The total amount of fines given appears to be $75. In addition to citing both for not wearing a mask, Popp was also cited for not requiring masks at his establishment. Each citation carries a fine of $25.

OPD noted they had personally received several calls in addition to the prior 10 complaints they had received.

Since the business’s citation, one additional complaint has been filed. 3 News Now contacted Popp, who declined to comment.

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