Mesa County, Colo. – There has been 18 reported cases of COVID-19 from people either working or attending the country festival so far, according to Mesa County Public Health.
The 18 confirmed cases are from 4 workers and 14 attendees of the concert. The festival urged guests to wear masks and keep a minimum of 3 feet from one another, but many attendees chose not to.
With an average of 24,000 people attending each day, this is Colorado’s largest country music festival, and Mesa County Public Health expects there to be more cases reported in the coming weeks,
“We fully expect that there will be more cases associated with it and we’re ready to respond to those, but, that’s why it’s really important for anybody who has symptoms to remove themselves from work, from childcare, just to keep themselves and those around them protected if they may have been exposed,” says Public Health’s Amanda Mayle.