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UNC investigating maskless house parties shown on Instagram

Posted January 28, 2021 11:29 p.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2021 9:32 a.m. EST

— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is investigating reports of maskless parties.

A social media account called “Where y’all goin’, UNC," posted images of the party on Instagram with the description indicating the students involved are from UNC. The post even provides first and last names.

Now, the videos have made it to the desk of UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz.

“We are aware of those videos,” Guskiewicz said. “Our campus police and Chapel Hill authorities have looked closely at those videos to see if they can authenticate them to see if they are in the Chapel Hill area.”

Between Aug. and Oct. there were 324 cases investigated by UNC for COVID-19 violations. UNC campus police and Chapel Hill Police are out on the weekend investigating noise and party complaints.

“Again these are not just university’s standards that you all know, these are statewide mandates regarding gatherings, so we’re working hard on it,” Guskiewicz said.

UNC Student Tullis Davis believes the university is right to investigate.

“I think it is a good thing and a right thing to do to maintain the spread of the virus so we can get back to class,” Davis said.

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