The Department of Public Health and Social Services found seven COVID-19 violations last week according to a report released by the agency.
Public Health inspectors conducted a total of 15 inspections last week at places like laundromats, restaurants, child care centers and private residences.
According to the COVID-19 inspection results for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, inspectors found seven COVID-19 violations.
The violations included failure to enforce social distancing of a minimum of six feet between individuals inside and outside of a store, failure to require mandatory use of face masks with employees and customers, failure to have a policy in place for frequent cleaning of all surfaces among others.
Two houses, one in Dededo and one in Yigo, were found to have failed to adhere to the authorized number for social gatherings on private premises, the report stated.
Public Health is the agency in charge of inspecting for COVID-19 violations but has said it doesn’t have much enforcement power.
Coronavirus news:Draft COVID-19 enforcement rules to undergo revision
Public Health is currently working on rules that would create fines for businesses and people who violate COVID-19 regulations. Public hearings were held last week and the rules will be revised based on community feedback.
The rules will then go for legal review before it’s sent to the governor for approval.
In its current form, the draft COVID-19 Public Health Enforcement Regulations propose tiered fines of $100, $250 and $1,000 or up to a year in prison for individuals not complying with COVID-19 guidelines. Businesses face tiered fines of $1,000, $2,000 or $10,000 for disobeying COVID-19 directives, the draft rules stated.