MILFORD (CBS) – Officials in Milford are hoping a massive party there last weekend won’t turn into a COVID superspreader event.
“It could be a superspreader event, which we’re really hoping is not the case,” said Director of Public Health Jacquelyn Murphy.READ MORE: Buzzy Cohen On Guest Hosting 'Jeopardy!' Tournament Of Champions: 'I Had To Think About The Game In A Totally Different Way'
The party was last Saturday night and involved an estimated 200 people. Police were called, and the ensuing report indicated few were wearing masks. Volleyball games were being played in the backyard.
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“That does not bode well for events like these,” said Murphy.
Around town, other residents voiced anger and concern when told of the large party.
“It is very scary. People just need to be safe and think about others,” said Charlie Eppinger of Milford.MORE NEWS: 'People Want To See More,' Artist Turns Utility Box On Busy Bedford Street Into Art
And on Franklin Street, where the party was held, another resident was angry. “My husband fought COVID, so this makes me angry.” She added that this wasn’t the first large gathering at the house.