New Jersey state health officials are concerned that a house party packed with partygoers openly flouting the state's Covid-19 crowd guidelines this weekend may lead to additional cases of coronavirus.
Police officers took over five hours to break up event, which was hosted at a house rented through Airbnb in Jackson, New Jersey.
“The OCHD is certainly concerned that the gathering in Jackson on Sunday may lead to additional cases,” Brian Lippai, chief of administrative services and public information for Ocean County Health Department, told CNN in a statement Tuesday morning.
“It’s still too early to determine what to expect but in the meantime it’s crucial to remind residents - especially our young adults - that neglecting to adhere to the mandated safety measures can have serious repercussions on a community. We’ve come a long way in the last several weeks and incidents like this can lead to serious setbacks in our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19."