Despite coronavirus, college students threw party with 100 people. Police plan crack down.
Zoe Nicholson, Greenville News Published 2:54 p.m. ET April 8, 2020 | Updated 10:04 p.m. ET April 8, 2020CLOSE Practicing social distancing during coronavirus doesn’t mean you have to give up TV watch parties with your friends thanks to Netflix Party. USA TODAYAfter police officers broke up a college party last weekend where at least 100 people gathered, a South Carolina city is working to enforce social-distancing guidelines at private residences amidst the pandemic of COVID-19. Clemson University is becoming involved, too, even off campus and when in-person classes are canceled.A Friday evening party at the rental home of a student near downtown Clemson prompted several calls from neighbors to the police department, which eventually dispersed the crowd without issuing charges around 11:30 p.m., police said. This week, Police Chief Jeff Stone said any more large gatherings will be broken up, even those on private property. He cited the authority given by a 2-year-old “social host ordinance” that requires the host of a social gathering to prevent it from “getting out of control to the extent that the public health, safety, peace and welfare is threatened and/or disturbed.””We obviously had concerns because of the number of people there,” Stone told The Greenville News and