An Ohio nightclub was cited for violating COVID-19 health orders after 500 people attended an indoor Trey Songz concert at the venue on Saturday night.
The Ohio Investigative Unit told NBC News in a statement that Aftermath in Columbus received a citation for improper conduct and disorderly activities after the approximately 500 patrons were observed sharing alcoholic beverages and making no attempts to maintain social distancing.
The OIU also referred the case to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission which is responsible for levying any potential penalties, such as fines and/or the suspension or revocation of venue’s liquor permits.
Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement commander Eric Wolf told NBC News affiliate WCMH:
Basically, it was just a concert environment. If you had taken that event and put it in 2019, it would have been pretty much the same concert, same event that was taking place last night.
As of Monday, Ohio has reported more than 484,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths from Covid-19.
What I find most surprising about all of this is Trey Songz contracted COVID-19 in October and implored people to stay safe.
I guess it’s money over everything.
Source: NBC News | Image courtesy of Ohio Investigative Unit