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.

  • Assistant Director of Photography at the Columbia Missourian. (He/Him). Reach me jacobmoscovitch@mail.missouri.edu.

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