Police cited four at Saturday party with more than 100 people in Eugene

Jordyn Brown
| Register-Guard

The Eugene and University of Oregon police departments cited four people Saturday night for throwing a large party off-campus that had between 100 and 150 people, many who were college-age.

This comes as Lane County Public Health officials continue pleading with the community to stop gatherings — in particular, college parties — that have led to multiple COVID-19 outbreaks. The Eugene Police Department and the University of Oregon Police Department will continue doing weekend “party patrols” to disperse rowdy gatherings like Saturday’s, and to remind people why they’re a bad idea right now. 

More: Officials call for end to college parties as Lane County reports record 58 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, Lane County had reached 1,570 total cases, with 262 infectious people, meaning they are within 10 days of their symptom onset. These people are considered by officials as capable of passing on the virus.

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