In Spite of COVID-19 Social Gathering Bans, Charlotteans Continue To Gather in Crowds

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The Governor has declared a state of emergency, the President has declared a national emergency, and the CDC “recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States”.

In spite of all of this, however, many Charlotteans continue to live their lives without any seeming changes, especially when it comes to eating and drinking out.

Last night Amos’ SouthEnd featured the 80s tribute band Kix with well over 100 old school rockers showing virtually no “social distancing” (many of whom were in the ‘high risk’ category);

Additionally, many of the restaurants and bars around Uptown Charlotte were packed over the weekend with thousands of Charlotteans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in spite of all of the quarantine recommendations.

 

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Saturday’s are for the girls 💚☘️ #girlsnight

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Never a bad time in the Queen City #quarentined

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St Pattys day weekend 2020 with my loves 🍀

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Happy St. Patrick’s quarantine weekend

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In an attempt to force a change in behavior, NC Governor Roy Cooper has just issued an emergency executive order that now officially “bans mass gatherings” of over 100 people. Violating the new order will result in a class 2 misdemeanor.

What do you think about banning social gatherings? 

Do you think more should be done to limit the spread of COVID-19? 

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