June health code inspections: None found out of compliance during limited amount of inspections

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No Douglas County organizations failed health code inspections in June.

That is partly because only four locations were subjected to the state’s in-person inspections. All four of the locations are part of the Lawrence school district’s summer meal service program.

Three City of Lawrence locations — South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; and East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St. — and Prairie Park Elementary School, 2711 Kensington Road, underwent in-person routine inspections in June. All four were found in compliance with no violations reported.

Heather Lansdowne, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said the state conducted those inspections on behalf of the Kansas State Department of Education.

In March, the Kansas Department of Agriculture suspended its routine health code inspections because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Lansdowne told the Journal-World in June that the department began virtual routine inspections, some on a voluntary basis. She said at the time some restaurants were interested in participating.

In June, some Douglas County organizations underwent the virtual routine inspections, Lansdowne said. However, they are not listed in the state’s database. The department provided documents showing the results of four Douglas County remote inspections that occurred in June, showing none were out of compliance.

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