Fairfield Police: Brickyard Pub ordered to close until Monday after mask, gathering violations
FAIRFIELD — Local health officials have ordered Brickyard Pub to close until Monday after alleged issues with noise, mask-wearing and crowd size, according to a Fairfield Police news release.
On Friday night, law enforcement and health officials saw about 50 people outside the pub — several of whom weren’t wearing masks — while the business’ indoor capacity was over the 112-person count it is allowed to have under an executive order from Gov. Ned Lamont, according to the release.
Under non-pandemic conditions, the business is allowed to have 150 people inside, meaning that under the executive order requiring businesses to have a maximum indoor capacity of 75 percent, they couldn’t have more than 112 people inside, the release read.
“The majority of the patrons observed within Brickyard Pub were found to be gathered at the bar and were found not to be wearing face masks,” according to the release.
Officials fined the pub’s owner, Easton resident Jennifer Wilson, for mask and gathering violations, police wrote in the release.
“Fairfield business owners are working very hard to stay afloat while complying with the sector rules. It’s very important that everyone does their part to protect the health of our community,” First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said in the release. “The irresponsible actions of a few can have an impact on the entire town and other local businesses. We’re all in this together, wear a mask, follow the rules.”