“I think you probably know why I want to talk to you, don’t you?” The officer asks.
The officer asks the student to disperse the gathering crowd at home, and eventually asks to see his ID. After scanning it, he calls the student.
“I’ve never seen it before, there is an input on the computer that you tested positive for Kovid?” The officer asks.
“Yes,” the student replied, “It was, um, a week ago.”
The officer asks the student if he was about to quarantine, and the student said that is why he was at home.
“Do you have other people and you are positive for Kovid? You see the problem?” The officer asks.
Other people in the house also tested positive for the virus, the student told the officer.
The officer says, “This is what we’re trying to stop, you know? We want to keep this city open.” “… So, if you are mixing with other people then you are not mitigating.”
According to the police report, six people, five of whom lived at home, were issued a citation. The Oxford Police Department told CNN in an email that fines for citations start at $ 500.
Five of them are listed on the University of Miami web directory as cited students. The police report states that the sixth man identified himself as a student who had moved in with his parents and was visiting for the weekend.
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The University of Miami declined to comment on the case, citing federal privacy laws, but said that students who violate quarantine orders or mass ceremonies lead to disciplinary action from the city ordinance.