New York University (NYU) officials said they were investigating whether students at the school had violated coronavirus guidelines during a large party held in Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Saturday, September 5.
Local media reported that the party near NYU drew “hundreds of young people,” and other revelers to the park for a night of dancing and drinking.
NYU issued a statement on Sunday night urging students to wear masks and practice social distancing in public spaces. The university said it was investigating to determine if any students violated safety “expectations.”
This footage, posted on Saturday, shows the scene that evening in Washington Square Park. Credit: @datainput via Storyful