Colorado’s attorney general has sent 34 cease-and-desist letters cracking down on coronavirus spread
The Colorado Sun
Colorado’s attorney general fired off two more coronavirus-related cease-and-desist letters this week, this time aiming to stomp out plans for upcoming concerts at a Weld County horse-racing center.
The latest letters — the 33th and 34th cease-and-desist letters sent by Attorney General Phil Weiser during the pandemic to enforce Gov. Jared Polis’ executive orders — are targeting Adixion Music in Denver and Imperial Horse Racing Facility.
The Aug. 3 letters are the first step in getting a business or person to comply with the order, attorney general’s spokesman Lawrence Pacheco said. If the person or business does not comply, the attorney general would seek a cease-and-desist order signed by a judge.
The governor’s order, part of the current “Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors” phase of the pandemic, allows outdoor events of up to 175 people but requires use of a “social distancing space calculator” to make sure that each person has at least 6 feet of space.
Other cease-and-desist letters from the attorney general include a July 2 document sent to Andrew Wommack Ministries in Woodland Park. The Christian ministry hosted a multi-day summer family Bible conference on its Teller County campus that was attended by several hundred people.
And now the Bible camp is tied to a COVID-19 outbreak. Among staff at the camp, 22 have confirmed cases of the virus and three have suspected cases. In addition, 16 people who attended the camp now have the virus, according to the latest outbreak list from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Click here to read more on this story.
The Colorado Sun is a reader-supported news organization dedicated to covering the people, places and policies that matter in Colorado. Read more, sign up for free newsletters and subscribe at coloradosun.com.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User