Popular Kennewick Tanning Salon Fined Over $9K for COVID Violation
Golden Palm Tanning in Kennewick, who also operate Island Sun, learned this week they've been fined $9.639 for allegedly being open when Benton-Franklin Counties were in Phase 1, not 1.5
The orders, according to reports, say the tanning salon operated during late June, prior to the state moving the two counties to a 'modified' Phase 1.5,
Under the so-called rules of the Labor and Industry fine platform, they have 15 days to appeal, from the time they received the infraction. It is not known if they received advance warning, or if the citation just 'showed up.'
L-I also reported fines against a total of 8 Eastern Washington fitness center-gym operators for also violating various tenents of Inslee's Stay at Home of Phase requirements. The totals of these are about $77,000.
It is not known if an actual state official discovered they were open, or if somebody turned in Golden Palm. You may recall the "snitch list" website that Inslee ok'd when the stay at home orders first began.
The list and website kind of blew up when state officials realized such information is a matter of public record, and numerous website, social media and other media outlets published the lists.