Health officials frustrated as bars fill with people not wearing masks

Health officials frustrated as bars fill with people not wearing masks

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have been stopping at businesses, including restaurants and bars, to enforce rules to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

A viewer sent Channel 9 video of a crowded bar in South End on Saturday night, where people were packed inside as it rained outside. Videos like that are frustrating health officials.

[Health department waiting on results following Mecktoberfest COVID testing event]

Content Continues Below

In recent months, police and Mecklenburg County ABC officers have visited 1,400 businesses.

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, listen to the challenges authorities face trying to make people follow the rules.

Health department waiting on results following Mecktoberfest COVID testing event