Students ignore social distancing at party at Pirate’s Cove

September 29, 2020


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Oklahoma Drill and Move-In carts at Pirates today #week2

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Video footage has surfaced on social media showing a large group of students, some suspected to be attending Cal Poly, partying at Pirate’s Cove on Saturday.

Barstool Cal Poly, an affiliate of the blog Bar Stool Sports, posted video clips on Instagram showing students huddled closely together at Pirate’s Cove and surrounding two females doing a mock football drill. In the video, the two females begin lying on sand or mud, one holding a football.

They then get up and collide with each other in similar fashion as is done in an “Oklahoma Drill” conducted at football practices. Both females fall to the ground after colliding.

Onlookers who were huddled around the females are seen jumping up and down, bumping into one another and screaming after the mock football drill.

Additionally, a photo taken from above Pirate’s Cove that day shows a large crowd gathered on the beach. It is unclear how many of the individuals gathered at the beach on Saturday are Cal Poly students.

The Tribune reports Cal Poly has launched an investigation into the beach gathering.

Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier told the Tribune students who do not follow the university’s coronavirus rules, which include physical distancing and wearing face coverings, can face sanctions up to suspension or expulsion. As of last week, the university had suspended one student for violating coronavirus rules and was in the process of suspending another one.

Student coronavirus cases at Cal Poly are currently on the rise. As of Monday, a total of 113 Cal Poly students have tested positive for the virus since July 8. Of the 113 cases, 92 are students living off campus and 21 are students in on-campus housing.

There are currently 12 students living on campus who are in isolation.

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The spike of cases in and around SLO will continue. But in defense, the virus isn’t killing young people, period. And the younger you are, the less likely you are to get the virus or transmit it. Plus, when were teens and young adults ever sane.

These kids are doing Pirates Cove a disservice – i don’t see a single naked body on this beach!

So, this was an off-campus, nonofficial, unsanctioned event. By what authority does the university administration think it has jurisdiction over students’ conduct anytime, anywhere?

I saw the same thing all day Saturday and Sunday on espn and fox sports channel? That is o.k. but this isn’t because money is not involved?

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They are young and don’t want to miss out on the whole college fun experience. Do you actually expect these kids to care about spreading the virus? Chances are no one in that group would die from Covid. So why should they care? (sarcastic) They are not thinking about Mom, Dad or Grandma catching Covid and possibly dying.Or going into a grocery store carrying the virus and passing along to just anyone. The only thing that matters is that they get the crazy fun experience of college.

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Interesting that the Cal Poly spokesman said that these students can face sanctions, suspension, or expulsion for breaking the social distancing rules. Why doesn’t a thug Quarterback on the football that has stolen form the campus store, threatened multiple students, destroyed public and private property, and threatened the lives of a child a pregnant women and business owners during the uncivil protest around town, face none the above actions. Please tell Mr. University President. What a f…..g joke they all are. How embarrassing and destructive to a civil society.

Who cares? If their students can do the same thing in a protest while blocking highway 101 then the beach seems like the safer option to me.

Why so silent to one group Cal Poly? Then you attack another for the same epidemic type violations.