JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH and Lawyer’s workplace to pursue authorized motion in opposition to Bandimere Speedway

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH and Attorney's office to pursue legal action against Bandimere Speedway

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is working with the Jefferson County Prosecutor to take legal action against Bandimere Speedway for violating Saturday's agreed requirements for hosting the Jet Car Nationals event.

JCPH said in a statement that they were "disappointed with the organization's ability to limit and manage the crowd, implement social distance requirements, and comply with Colorado Public Health Order 20-28."

Bandimere Speedway and JCPH agreed on legal requirements prior to the event to control the crowd and manage the right social distance. According to JCPH, Bandimere did not do this and violated the requirements.

"We want our businesses, which are pillars of our community, to work safely," said Dr. Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, Executive Director of JCPH.

“At the same time, we are dealing with the biggest public health crisis in our lives, and the number of viruses is increasing again in Jeffco. We are proud that the vast majority of our local companies work diligently to protect themselves and others. However, if a company does not do this, it affects the health and economy of our entire community. "

JCPH said in its statement: “To clarify a requirement in the order, outdoor gatherings with more than 175 people per designated activity are prohibited. This does not mean that the entire event was limited to 175 guests. “FOX31 has asked JCPH to elaborate its definition of a“ designated activity ”in this statement and is waiting for an answer.

Representatives from JCPH attended the event to observe that the requirement was violated.

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