Body camera video from the Oxford Police Department shows a group of men gathered on the porch of a home near the university's campus on September 5. CNN has blurred the faces of those pictured to protect their identities.

University of Miami students had a party at home despite positive tests for Covid

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

“I guess you probably know why I want to talk to you, right?” the officer asks.

One student replies that eight people lived in the house and that at that time, about 20 people were inside. Both indoor and outdoor mass gatherings in Oxford with people not living together are limited to 10 people per person city ​​decree.

The officer tells the student to disperse the crowd gathered at the house and finally asks to see his identity. After scanning it, he calls the student.

“I’ve never seen it before, is there a computer entry that you tested positive for Covid?” the officer asks.

“Yes,” the student replied, adding, “That was it a week ago.”

The officer asks the student if he should be quarantined and the student said that was the reason he was at home.

“Do you have other people here and are you positive about Covid? Do you see the problem?” the officer asks.

Other people at home were also tested positive for the virus, the student told the officer.

“We are trying to prevent this, do you understand? We want to keep this city open,” the officer said with a sigh. “… So do not quarantine if you mingle with other people.”

Six people, five of whom lived in the house, were reported, according to the police report. The Oxford Police Department told CNN in an email that the fines for the reports start at $ 500.

Five of those listed are listed on the University of Miami as students. The police report shows that the sixth person was identified as a student who had moved in with his parents and visited over the weekend.

Colleges fought to limit parties

The University of Miami declined to comment, citing federal privacy laws, but said students who violate quarantine or the city ordinance for mass rallies would face disciplinary action.

The University announced on Tuesday that he will repeat in-person and hybrid lessons on September 21, after having done all the virtual lessons since August 17.
Colleges and universities across the nation have fought prevent students from playing or attending parties in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. Complexes that have appeared on many campuses have been connected fraternity party.
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and University of Notre Dame are among the schools that had to turn to virtual lessons, at least for a while, since the cases were days in the semester. Schools including New York University and Northeastern University have suspended students for violating security protocols.

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