With the closure of bars at 10 p.m. every night, many bar goers, masked and unmasked, flock to nearby residential neighborhoods and downtown apartments to continue evening festivities. The students can be seen in large groups walking around MU's campus and the trash and aftermath of the evening events can be seen littered across the ground.
On Sept. 7, Columbia, Mo. was number six in the U.S. with the greatest number of new cases in the last two weeks, according to The New York Times. As COVID-19 spreads across Columbia, and the number of cases and hospitalizations rise, the off-campus partying by MU students carries on. While many students social distance, wear masks, limit contact and stay home, some choose to act otherwise.
An empty beer can adorns the front bushes of an East Campus house
Clutching a case of beer, three young adults stand outside of Campus Bar and Grill
Two men yell at KOMU reporter Sara Moyers, interrupting her reporting
Empty beer cans, plastic cups and an empty 40-ounce alcohol bottle lay in a pile in the front yard
A discarded mask lays on the sidewalk across the street
A group of men stand outside of Campus Bar and Grill shortly after close
Several trash bags of beer bottles, empty cases of beer and trash lie in a residential dumpster
An East Campus resident steps into a home on Wilson Ave
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