University of Miami students had a house party despite testing positive for Kovid


Body camera video from the Oxford Police Department shows an officer near a group of men On 5 September they gathered on the verandah of a house near the university campus, asking them who lived there.

“I think you probably know why I want to talk to you, don’t you?” The officer asks.

A student replies that there were eight people living in the house, and at that time, about 20 people were inside. Collective gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, in Oxford are limited to 10 people according to city ordinance.

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.

Colleges have struggled to curb parties

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.

The university announced on Tuesday that after all virtual classes take place from August 17, it will resume individual and hybrid classes on September 21.
Colleges and universities across the nation have struggled to prevent students from throwing or attending parties in an effort to limit the spread of Kovid-19. Groups that emerged on many campuses have been linked to fraternity parties.
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Notre Dame are among schools that have to attend virtual classes for at least some time, after days have cropped up in the semester. Schools including New York University and Northeastern University have suspended students for violating safety protocols.
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