Coos Bay Speedway liquor license suspended over virus rules

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the liquor license of Coos Bay Speedway, saying it violated public health social distancing and face covering requirements. The business is now not allowed to sell any alcoholic beverages. On Aug. 14, the operators of the Coos Bay Speedway staged an event with a crowd estimated by commission staff at 1,000 or more people. Under Oregon’s COVID-19 phase 2 reopening guidance, which is in effect in Coos County, venue operators are required to limit outdoor gatherings to 250 people. On the speedway’s Facebook page, officials said they won’t sell any beer until after they can have a hearing with the commission.