Oregon fines gym $90K for violating COVID order
Oregon officials have fined Courthouse Club Fitness $90,000 for defying Gov. Kate Brown's COVID-19 order and remaining open throughout the state's two-week "freeze."
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency tasked with enforcing compliance with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, said the penalty is the result of citations against each of the club's four facilities near Salem.
Last week, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a statewide "freeze" to limit group activities and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, where cases have reached a record. The freeze will last until Dec. 3, except for 21 counties in the state that still will be under coronavirus restrictions.