Health officials are issuing stern warnings, stating precautions must be kept in place to control further spreading the coronavirus. Governors are urging citizens to comply with mask-wearing, social distancing and avoiding large crowds. Many young Americans are discarding the guidelines. A private party of 700 in Jackson, New Jersey, on Sunday took local police over five hours to shut down. An Ocean County Health Official stated non-compliance with safety mandates can have “serious repercussions in the community.” Attendees of a party in Middleton earlier in the month has led to 20 positive teen-aged cases thus far.
Meanwhile, New York’s Governor Cuomo is “appalled” after video footage of what was supposed to be a 600-car drive-in charity concert in the Hamptons, Safe & Sound, headlined by The Chainsmokers, showed a large crowd gathered shoulder to shoulder with no masks or social distancing. The incident is currently under investigation. The event, DJ’d by Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon, reportedly attracted a crowd of thousands, violating state guidelines.
Ann Sullivan is a contributing staff writer covering national and world news topics. She brings dedicated experience having written international and domestic news, blogs, and web content for over 20 years. She’s also a published poet and graphic designer with degrees in Business and Graphic Communications and has been a music distributor, music industry sponsorship sales director and band manager.