The Nez Perce County Fairgrounds were hopping last weekend as the Christmas Bonanza Gun Show got underway in Lewiston, Idaho. Hundreds of patrons were in attendance hoping to stock up on scarce ammunition and firearms, while dozens of vendors were hoping to bring in some cash this holiday season. At least one of those vendors would have been much better off staying home, however, since it turns out he had an active case of the coronavirus.
The individual was pulled over by police following the first day of the event which was on November 21st.
As soon as soon the officer saw that vendor, they called for an ambulance.
An email was sent to Lewiston City Officials. It reads:
“It has come to our attention that someone in attendance at an event, which took place at the Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion over the weekend, tested positive for COVID-19. This person was a vendor and attended the event even though they showed signs of illness.”
About 1,400 people took part in the two-day event, and the show organizers say that COVID-19 protocols were in place, including 12-foot wide aisles, sanitizing stations, and a requirement that those attending a show wear a mask.