The Colorado restaurant that served dozens of diners on Mother's Day was ordered closed for a month after it violated a coronavirus-related directive.
C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock, Colorado, was open for Mother's Day and allowed people to eat inside — a clear violation of state orders. Video posted online showed that people were in close proximity to each other and not everyone was wearing masks.
The Tri-County Health Department said Monday the restaurant must now be shuttered for at least 30 days. The agency told the restaurant's owners on Friday they were not allowed to open.
"I joined most Coloradans in our frustration watching videos of people illegally packed into restaurants and thinking about all the moms and grandmothers and aunts and everyone who was put at increased risk of dying from this horrible virus," Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said, according to CBS Denver.
"When people see videos of people packed into a restaurant, with no social distancing and no masks, people feel less safe, and the widespread economic pain will only be prolonged."
In Colorado, restaurants are not allowed to offer dine-in services until May 26, when the current order expires. It's unclear whether the date will be extended. In the meantime, customers can order takeout and delivery.
Colorado has seen around 20,000 coronavirus cases and roughly 1,000 deaths.
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