Judge orders restaurant to cease operations in mask dispute
September 24, 2021
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County judge has ordered a suburban Kansas City restaurant to shut down in the wake of its owner's continued defiance of a mask mandate intended to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Earlier this month, Judge James Kanatazar ordered Rae's Cafe in Blue Springs to temporarily close after owner Amanda Wohletz ignored a health department order to close because of repeated violations of the county's indoor mask requirement.
On Thursday, Judge Jennifer Phillips barred the restaurant from operating, rejecting Wohletz's argument of medical exemptions and that the r...