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Off-campus parties near San Diego State an issue for College Area residents

Virus Outbreak California College
Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 18:41:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Despite having the most coronavirus cases of any local university, large off-campus parties continue to be an issue for San Diego State University and nearby residents.

Students living off-campus have been attending large parties, according to neighbors. As of Saturday, SDSU had 1,184 COVID-19 cases, 767 of those cases being reported in off-campus students.

Locals living in the College Area says many students continue to ignore public health orders and hold large, loud parties with no physical distancing or mask wearing.

"It's really frustrating and at this point, I feel like there's not a lot that we can do because you know those people, they're just going to keep doing what they're doing," one neighbor said.

In a statement to ABC 10News' reporting partner KPBS, San Diego State says more than a hundred notices of violations have been delivered to residences in the college area.

The university also contracts elite security to keep an eye on the neighborhood surrounding the school for any violations. If a security guard notices a party, they call police to respond.

As of Friday, Cal State San Marcos had reported 18 total COVID-19 cases, three of which were off-campus.

At UC San Diego, there have been 106 coronavirus cases since March 1, with three being reported since Oct. 1. Since Aug. 16, the University of San Diego has reported 130 confirmed and 17 probable cases, with 127 COVID-19 cases being non-residential students.