3 UConn students cited after reportedly throwing large party at Mansfield home without masks, social distancing


MANSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police were called to a residence in Mansfield for a large party where hundreds of “college-age students” were observed violating Governor Ned Lamont’s COVID-19-related executive orders Saturday night.

CSP reported that they were called to 160 Birch Rd. just before 11:30 p.m. for a complaint of “a large, loud party.”

Upon arrival, troopers saw the party and observed “numerous college-aged students inside the residence.”

They said a total of 150-200 students were observed leaving the residence.

Google Maps shows the home is right down the street from UConn Depot Campus.

The renters of the residence, who police said are students at UConn, admitted to police that they were hosting the party and no mask-wearing or social distancing was adhered to during the party.

The three renters were issued infraction tickets for hosting a large gathering in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order (EO-9B-2b).

UConn Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Eleanor JB Daugherty said in a statement Sunday evening, “The University has not yet received information about this incident from the Connecticut State Police, including names of those individuals who were issued the infractions. Receiving this information will enable the University to determine whether or not those cited are UConn students. If they are, the University will address this incident through the student conduct process.”

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