Earlier this morning I attended the blessing and inauguration of the BFP substation in Alta Tierra Village. BFP called early in the morning reminding me of their invitation and asked if I could join them as Mayor Jerry Treñas cannot grace their special event to inaugurate the new fire station, their ambulance and motorcycles. I assumed that prior authorization was secured as essential gatherings for provision of government services are allowed. Events like this may boost the morale of our public servants, like our firefights, who have been tirelessly working for the people. We made it clear to them that health protocols should be strictly observed during the event. My advance party sent me pictures showing the physical arrangement with a few chairs, so I went. We had the ribbon-cutting then I delivered a very brief message and left. It was a short program in an open space.Although we strictly observed health protocols, we should not have pushed through with it. I apologize for this lapse in judgment.