Washington Post staffers saw this memo when they got to work today:
The cafeteria will be temporarily closed due to deficiencies found during a routine inspection by the DC Department of Health that occurred yesterday.
The noted deficiencies were centered around general cleaning and maintenance issues in the rear area of the kitchen. These issues included trash disposal, one inoperable sink faucet, evidence of some mice activity, and some other minor maintenance issues.
We are working with the cafeteria operator, Mr. Ali, to ensure that all noted violations are properly and completely addressed as soon as possible. The area will be re-inspected later this week and we will provide an update as needed.
This closure does not impact the self-serve market near the cafeteria; that is still open and fully functional.
If additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Washington Post
Director, Administration and Operating Services