covid-19 parties

Alabama Health Officials Investigate ‘COVID Party’ Reports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health said it could not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 parties where students deliberately tried to become infected, but also warned people not to try it. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry told news outlets this week that she heard of students holding parties and wagering over who would become infected. The…

Tuscaloosa Leaders Say College Students Are Holding COVID-19 Parties

City leaders in Tuscaloosa say several college students have organized COVID-19 parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first. Tuscaloosa City Council member Sonya McKinstry says students hosted the parties to intentionally infect each other with the new coronavirus. McKinstry says party organizers purposely invited guests who tested positive for COVID-19. She says the students put…