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Mask controversy hits Simply Greek restaurant in Solon

'They believe that we’re just not being compliant. We’re not doing anything of the sort.'

SOLON, Ohio — A restaurant in Solon is getting criticized on social media because employees weren’t wearing masks.

3News spoke with the owner of Simply Greek on Saturday, who claims he has an exception. He says because the business is predominantly carryout, and the kitchen is extremely hot, that workers do not have to wear masks inside.

He added that inspectors have been there multiple times and have not found problems. He said that he understands the concerns he’s been hearing from customers.

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“But they’re misinformed. They believe that we’re just not being compliant. We’re not doing anything of the sort.”

The Health Department tells 3News that they’re looking into the claims.

Ohio is currently under a statewide mask mandate, which Gov. Mike DeWine put into effect back on July 23. The order requires people throughout Ohio wear a mask while in public places. There are exceptions, however, for those younger than 10 years old, those with health conditions or for those who are actively eating or drinking.

You can read more about Ohio’s mask order HERE.