Gov. Jared Polis, calling the restaurant an "immediate health hazard," has suspended the restaurant license of C&C Breakfast & Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock, a day after a video showing a packed dining room in defiance of public health rules.
During a press conference on Monday, he said that he was extremely disappointed to see videos of restaurants breaking the law on Sunday.
"We all have laws that we agree with and laws we disagree with. But it's our responsibility as Coloradans, and as Americans, to follow the law."
Polis' announcement followed news that Tri-County Health Department ordered C&C to close. The health department warned the restaurant on Friday not to open, but the now-viral video shows it was open to dine-in service -- with dozens of people sitting to eat and only a few people wearing masks -- on Sunday. It has been ordered to remain closed until Tri-County determines that it is in compliance with the health order.
Happy Mother’s Day from C& C in Castle Rock, where the owner said this is almost double a normal Mother’s Day. pic.twitter.com/cPSzjmAfAg
— Nick Puckett (@nick__puckett) May 10, 2020