written by @iamtayyonce_⠀⠀⠀
Over 700 new cases of COVID 19 have been reported by Florida state health officials this week, contributing to over 700,000 overall cases and over 14,000 deaths. As a result, Florida’s Police departments and the County Sheriff’s Office have partnered in monitoring off-campus residences. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Helicopters were sent to break up a party last Saturday night. The party held at Tenn Street Apartments near Florida State University held 1,000 attendees with about 700 vehicles blocking travel lanes, police said. Officers safely broke up the crowd with the help of a Leon County sheriff’s helicopter.
Since August 2, Florida state university has recorded over 2,000 positive COVID 19 tests. As a result, FSU President John Thrasher wrote a letter to the student body, stating, “Students who endanger the community with actions such as having involvement in large gatherings will be subject to suspension.”
The CDC has responded to COVID with a set of procedures that should be followed when in public areas or events. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Factors to consider when determining to cancel a large gathering,” include, “the overall number of attendees. Larger gatherings (for example, more than 250 people), the density of attendees within a confined area, the level of transmission in your local community, and the level of transmission in the areas from which your attendees will travel.”