Columbia, SC pool party had no COVID-19 social distancing | The State

The Columbia Fire Department had to break up an overcrowded pool party where hundreds of revelers ignored the city’s mask ordinance and social distancing mandates.

At about 6 p.m. on Saturday, the fire department got tips from concerned citizens about a massive pool party at The Apartments at Palmetto Compress, Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins told The State.

“It was almost like Mardi Gras,” Jenkins said of the scene at the apartment complex that’s on Devine Street, near the intersection of Blossom and Huger streets. “I saw a large crowd in the pool, in the area on the side of the pool, and on top of the pool house.”

Source: Columbia, SC pool party had no COVID-19 social distancing | The State