Oxford police on Saturday cited six people attending a house party near the University of Miami for violating the state’s mass gathering and quarantine ordinance.
Bodycam footage shows an officer arrive at a house near campus and find men without masks on the porch.
One of the men tells police that 20 people have gathered at the house in Ohio out of the amount they were allowed to collect. The officer asks the group to disperse while he runs the ID of one of the residents.
After driving his ID, the officer heard the student saying, “I have never seen this before.” “Is there an input on the computer that you tested positive for COVID?”
“Yes,” the student replies. He reveals that he tested positive a week ago and that everyone at the party has COVID-19, including two people at home.
“Oh my god. This is what we’re trying to stop,” the officer replies. “We want to keep this city open.”
The officer questioned why the students were not practicing self-imposed quarantine for 14 days as recommended by state and federal health officials.
According to WKRC, more than 1000 Miami University students have tested positive for COVID-19 since starting this fall.
Village. Mike DeWine said in a briefing Thursday that the cases in Miami remain at Level 3 of the Butler County State Public Health Advisory System.
The university still plans to start individual classes on 21 September. But school officials have warned that students who refuse to take the exam will be denied access to campus services and will have to return to distance education.