A student at Miami University in Ohio, who previously tested positive for coronovirus, was caught on camera breaking quarantine rules by hosting a large house party over Labor Day weekend.
Officers from the Oxford Police Department broke up the party, violating health restrictions, banning gatherings of more than 10 people, and found several students on the front veranda unmasked and drinking.
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CBS News reported on Friday that despite allowing about 20 people inside the house, party hosts maintained the rules.
Body-camera footage shows a party official warning the violators.
After scanning the ID of one of the students living in the home, he noticed a note on his computer that the student had tested positive for COVID-19 a week earlier.
“How many other people have COVID?” The officer asked.
“They all do,” the student replied, referring to her housewives and saying that some guests had also tested positive.
“This is what we are trying to stop,” the official said. “We want to keep this city open.”
The police then fined five people living in the house and gave $ 500 to each guest.
“This is particularly the case, but I think for the most part, by and large, the students have behaved very well,” Oxford Police Lt. Lara Feening told CBS News affiliate WKRC.
“Some residents came from across the street who were reportedly COVID positive,” she said. “We don’t know if anyone else in that party knew about the COVID positive residents, because some of those officers lived there.”
The University of Miami said it received a student violation from Oxford PD.
According to Local 12, more than 1,100 students have tested positive at the school since mid-August.
Classes at the university are scheduled to reopen on September 21, with a hybrid learning plan. The shift comes after a month of fully online classes.
All students returning to campus are required to test for coronavirus before going to the dorms.
Face make is required for students and faculties, and all out-of-class activities with more than 10 participants have been canceled or transferred online.
Fox News has reached the university, but has not heard back yet.
The school has told WOIO that students may be suspended for breaking health regulations.
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Colleges across the country have struggled to prevent the spread of the disease after students return to campus.
Last week, Northeastern University in Boston dismissed 11 students after they gathered together in a room. The Boston Globe reported that the schools would not refund their $ 36,500 tuition. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State University recently issued 228 interim suspensions to students attending parties.