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New York State Troopers pull plug on Jamboree in the Woods

Organizers had intended to defy a cease-and-desist order from the State Department of Health by holding a camping event without music.

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. — New York State Troopers are blocking the entrance to the Hogarosa Campground in Springville.

The move came after the state pulled the plug on the three-day Jamboree in the Woods music festival.

According to Buffalo Business First, organizers intended to defy a cease-and-desist order from the state Department of Health, and a temporary restraining order from the State Supreme Court, by holding a camping event without music.

Public health officials argue that an event with several hundred people is a big risk for transmission of the coronavirus, even with masks and proper social distancing. 

Meantime, organizers are expected back in court later next month.