Nevada City Fines Trump Rally Venue $3,000 For Violating COVID-19 Rules
According to USA Today, the city of Henderson, Nevada, is handing down a $3,000 fine to the owner of the venue where President Trump held his rally on Sunday for violating COVID-19 measures imposed by the state’s governor.
Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited in the state. Attendees of Trump's rally were also not required to wear masks, nor was social distancing enforced, despite state rules requiring those measures.
Henderson officials had issued a compliance letter and verbal warning to the event organizers prior to the rally.
Kathleen Richards, a spokeswoman for the city of Henderson, said in a statement: "During the event, a compliance officer observed six violations of the directives and the City's Business Operations Division has issued a Business License Notice of Violation to Xtreme Manufacturing and assessed a penalty of $3,000."
Richards added that the company "has 30 calendar days to respond to the notice and pay the penalty or dispute the notice of violation."
USA Today noted that “Xtreme Manufacturing owner Donald Ahern, who is a hotel owner and local heavy equipment rental mogul, was previously fined more than $10,000 for hosting an 'Evangelicals for Trump' event and a separate beauty pageant last month at one of his hotels.”