TELLER COUNTY — An order issued Tuesday grants Teller County and the State of Colorado's request for a preliminary injunction to require Andrew Wommack Ministries to comply with the state's COVID-19 public health orders.
This order issued by the 4th Judicial District blocks the ministry from holding or hosting a conference or event that does not comply with public health orders, including "the social distancing and masking requirements and the attendance caps."
The order also prevents Andrew Wommack Ministries from limiting access to public health officials who determine compliance.
"Teller County is pleased that the court issued a thorough and well-reasoned opinion that upholds the State’s reasonable, non-discriminatory public health orders to help protect our community from the spread of COVID-19. We expect that AWMInc will comply with the court order, adhere to the attendance limits, wear masks and practice social distancing at its conferences and events,” the Teller County Administrator said in a release.
The Teller County Public Health and Environment announced on Oct. 26 that it was tracking outbreaks of COVID-19 associated with events held at the conference center at Andrew Wommack Ministries in Teller County. The ministry also held a conference in July that resulted in an outbreak.