A restaurant owner in Colorado has defied social distancing orders and re-opened to hundreds. And now he’s attempted to defend his controversial decision…
Keep scrolling for the shocking video from inside the restaurant and for his reasoning behind the move.
And, boy, are we struggling.
Because, in case you haven’t heard, we are currently experiencing a pandemic that has changed every aspect of our lives.
Leaving world leaders with little choice but to impose lockdowns upon their countries.
We can hopefully delay and prevent catching and spreading the deadly virus. Fallen the curve, as they are all telling us.
Thus leaving our streets, which once buzzed with life and energy, completely deserted.
President Trump recently announced that the federal guidelines on social distancing have been extended for at least another thirty days in a desperate attempt to regain control.
It seems as though people are already losing their minds having been cooped up in the house for days on end, so this news has come to the dismay of many.
Their grandparents, their friends, even their partners. And we’ve all done at least 2 weeks now, some longer so how much more can we really take?
Over the weekend, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds.
The weather in New York reached about fifteen degrees, which was enough to drag people outside of their homes and straight into local parks.
Rules about social distancing were quickly thrown away as families and friends headed to central park for a quick sunbathing session, hoping they don’t get infected.
It wasn’t looking good and there are so many pictures to prove it.
While some claimed they were getting their daily exercise time, others just wanted to get some fresh air with their family. The excuses for such careless behavior were borderline disgusting.
Over in LA, people flocked into the Wharf for fresh seafood over the weekend.
Some people took a trip down to nature reserves and local parks for a lovely picnic and when stopped by the authorities, they all claimed they were on their daily exercise hour.
But health officials have warned that the current crisis is on the verge of reaching the most dangerous part, so people should put their as well as others’ health before their selfish nature.
Including one restaurant in Colorado, whose owner is facing backlash after re-opening to hundreds.
They went against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’s order for restaurants to keep their dine-in services closed to prevent the spread of the virus.
The now-viral video showed the eatery packed with customers.
It makes for shocking viewing.
And ordered C&C Breakfast & Korean Kitchen to close immediately on Monday afternoon.
“Despite the warning, the restaurant was opened to dine in eating on May 10 in violation of Public Health Orders issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),” TCHD said in a statement.
“If the restaurant refuses to follow Governor Polis’ Public Health Order, further legal action will be taken that could include revocation of the restaurant’s license,” TCHD said.
“We’re okay with two or three weeks,” he said in an interview with KOA NewsRadio on Monday.
“But we’re going on two months now, and then we heard the governor say that maybe we’ll open by Memorial Day. And that’s ridiculous. If everything else is opening up with restrictions, why can’t we open with the same restrictions or something similar?”
“People were just coming, so there was no stopping them.
“People wanted their freedom.”
He added that “none of the customers seemed afraid” to be inside the restaurant and employees didn’t have to come into work if they didn’t want to.