As the month of December begins, Elkhart County commissioners gathered virtually for an emergency special meeting on Tuesday.
Our partners at WNDU report the meeting was in regards to an ordinance that allows fines against businesses that are found to be with COVID violations. Commissioners voted to approve an amended fine structure that could result in fines up to $5,000.
Its purpose is also to hone in on a fine structure towards businesses or entities who host large gatherings that are non-compliant with county COVID-19 restrictions.
Businesses or entities that do not follow county COVID-19 restrictions will first get a warning. A second violation could result into a maximum fine of $2,500, followed by a third violation fine of up to $5,000.