Bend coffee shop fined $27K over alleged COVID-19 violations

The owners of Kevista said they chose to reopen even though they were aware it went against workplace health requirements, according to state officials.

BEND, Ore. — Oregon Occupational Safety & Health has fined a Bend coffee shop more than $27,000 for allegedly violating three standards meant to protect employees from the coronavirus disease.

State officials said in a news release Tuesday that Kevista willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order limiting the capacity of indoor dining to zero.

The citation resulted from an inspection after multiple complaints. The inspection documented that the company willfully began allowing

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