Some businesses reopening despite state restrictions

ABC News’ Clayton Sandell reports on a video showing a packed Colorado restaurant open over Mother's Day weekend despite the state's ban on in-person dining.
3:13 | 05/12/20

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Moving now to the fight over reopening it has been on messy one outrage after a restaurant in Colorado was fully open for business on Mother's Day despite an order banning in person dining. Many customers not wearing masks not social distancing clearly not following the State's stay at home order. Indices claims and Ellis in Denver now with more clean tell us more about what happened here. Gallons he it is remarkable video and it really is at. The forefront of this national debate over public safety vs reopening the economy this was on Mother's Day it was recorded by nick pocket of Colorado community media at C and C breakfasts and Corian kitchen in castle rock Colorado what you see it was packed with people most of them without masks they had come to celebrate Mother's Day by dining in that has been banned in this state since March 14 the restaurant had. Had been open like many others for take out and health officials say they warned that the restaurant not to allow sit down service. They did it anyway and has now they've been shut down by the county health department for violating. Public health orders now the older says that. She was not able to survive unless she opened for business she had to do something to counter what she called. Government over reach and a violation. Of constitutional rights. Here in Colorado in fairness the number of new infections are tapering off the the growth is not very much but the governor says. There are still new cases so take a listen to what he said today he was not happy when he saw this video. And I joined most coloradans in and our frustration watching videos of people illegally packed into restaurants. And thinking about all the moms and grandmothers and aunts and everyone. He was put it increased risk of dying. From this horrible virus. At a state how well we succeed in social distancing makes a difference between success and failure. At the individual level the stakes are even higher if you can make the difference between going on living. Or suffering a particularly agonizing and painful and lonely death. And these are tensions that we've seen out seeing play out coast to coast Lindsay. Surprising to see that so many people wanted to be in that restaurant there on mothers and the moving from Colorado to California. Tesla Ilan mosque is now on a fight with local government over reopening a factory tells more about that. That's right this is an Alameda County California Elon Musk saying that he is reopening the Tesla factory there that is in violation of county health orders. To stay closed he tweeted today that. If there were going to be any arrests. First all he's going to be on the line with everybody else at this factory but he says if there were going to be any arrests. He asked that he be the only one ar rested and we're seeing similar cases around the country in Dallas agree rad last week that. Owner of the hair salon who was arrested and promptly released and then. In the state of Pennsylvania the governor there Tom Wolfe has threatened sue. The revoke licenses of businesses that stay open. Or that open up before county officials give the okay. Clinton sent out thanks much for your reporting tonight.

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