If a restaurant gets a score of 70 or below from a county health inspector, it cannot remain open, according to Diane Harvell, environmental health services manager for the New Hanover County Health Department.
If a restaurant gets a low score that’s above 70, managers can request a re-inspection, giving them a chance to stay open but correct problems.
But below that mark “They’ve got to close right then,” she said.
Date posted: January 22, 2010
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