“It looked just like it was before the pandemic. There were hundreds of students in there, unmasked, not socially distancing”
The pandemic has really brought out the worst in some people. The quotes from the panicked students below are something to behold.
WRAL News reports:
Duke students complain bar near campus isn’t following pandemic restrictions
Some Duke University students have reported a Durham bar popular with students to local officials, saying the bar isn’t enforcing masks, distancing or other pandemic-related restrictions.
Shooters II, on West Morgan Street, is part of the social scene at Duke, but it’s also been the focus of several complaints dating to last summer. In one recent complaint, Duke Student Government asked the city to crack down on the club and enforce occupancy limits and the statewide mask mandate.
“We knew we had four weeks left. We just wanted to make sure we could finish the semester strong and keep Duke, and especially the Durham community, healthy,” DSG President Tommy Hessel said Thursday. “We want to see students still able to have a somewhat normal semester but very much following the public health guidelines.”
Some students shared with WRAL News videos taken inside Shooters that show crowds of unmasked young adults talking and dancing.
“It looked just like it was before the pandemic. There were hundreds of students in there, unmasked, not socially distancing,” said one Duke student who visited Shooters on April 3. “People were having trouble keeping their balance because they were so packed together.”
Under statewide restrictions, bars are limited to 50 percent capacity.
The student, who asked not to be named,” called the crowded scene “viscerally upsetting.”
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