Coloradans who attend giant occasions, don’t put on masks and don’t observe social-distancing tips should not solely placing themselves however others in danger, Gov. Jared Polis stated Tuesday in response to considerations about a big occasion in Weld County over the weekend.
A live performance and rodeo in Weld County on Sunday drew about 2,000 folks throughout the coronavirus pandemic in a county that has resisted the governor’s orders for sporting masks and different restrictions to forestall the unfold of the lethal virus.
Though county commissioners might consider they don’t need to implement orders from the governor, Polis rejected the declare at a information convention Tuesday, saying it’s the regulation and the way in which to struggle it’s by way of the courts.
The occasion finally ended after the landowner discovered how many individuals had been there, having solely authorised a restricted gathering on the property.
Polis on Tuesday likened attending such an occasion to driving drunk, which places others in danger, moderately than doing one thing harmful in a single’s own residence similar to juggling knives.
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“Attending giant gatherings doesn’t simply put your self in danger but additionally places your job and your loved ones and your family members in danger,” Polis stated. “No authorities coverage can pressure anyone to not be silly, however I’m calling on Coloradans to not be silly.”
He added that he doesn’t lay the blame solely on Weld County commissioners or the sheriff’s workplace however those that attend such gatherings and events.