Buellton health heart settles case over violation of COVID-19 well being orders | Native Information

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A Santa Barbara District Supreme Court judge ordered the temporary closure of a Buellton gym in September after officials sued the company for alleged violations of COVID-19 health ordinances.


Lisa Andre


An agreement was reached between Santa Barbara County officials and a Buellton fitness center that was due to close in September for alleged violations of COVID-19 health guidelines.

Dave Henrey, owner of All Sport Fitness Center, agreed not to operate his gym in violation of statewide regulations for coronavirus emergencies. This emerges from a judgment filed in the Santa Barbara District Supreme Court on Jan. 28.

The terms were originally approved as an injunction in September and finalized on the same day as the ruling.

In addition, Henrey faces a civil penalty of $ 250 and has agreed not to appeal the verdict. Henrey did not respond to requests for comment.

In return, district officials have agreed to dismiss the case against the gym, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Dalbey.

A Santa Barbara County Supreme Court judge ordered the temporary closure of a Buellton gym Monday after officials sued the company for alleged violations of COVID-19 health ordinances.

Dalbey filed a civil lawsuit against the gym at 85 Industrial Parkway, which was alleged in an Aug. 24 lawsuit of violating the state’s unfair business practices by operating to reduce the spread of the coronavirus despite local health guidelines.

The gym was accused of violating a district health ordinance issued on July 14, according to which gyms must be closed if they are not allowed to be operated outdoors. According to court records, several visits were made by police officers between June and August.