When a police officer pulled up to a house near the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio, last weekend, he found seven young men hanging around on the front porch, unmasked, drinking beer and listening to Southern rock music.
According to the police officer’s body-camera footage, which was published by WOIO, he warned them that they were violating pandemic rules, ran one student’s license, and learned he recently tested positive for covid-19. Then, that student told him that many of those at the party also had the coronavirus.
“This is what we’re trying to prevent. We want to keep this town open,” the officer said.
Six Miami University students who live in the house received citations, a civil penalty, which includes a $500 fine each but no criminal charges.