Social media reacts to videos of overcrowded pool party in Houston during coronavirus pandemic

The city of Houston to enforce 25% capacity at bars, clubs, Mayor Turner says

Social media is reacting this weekend after videos show a jammed packed pool party in Houston.
Social media is reacting this weekend after videos show a jammed packed pool party in Houston. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Social media is reacting this weekend after videos show a jammed packed pool party in Houston.

A large number of people who didn’t appear to be social distancing or wearing masks were seen in videos at Clé Houston, a club in Midtown.

Memorial Day weekend represents the first time since mid-March that bars and clubs in Texas were allowed to reopen after mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns.

With many people experiencing cabin fever, and ready to enjoy the unofficial start of summer, some clubs and bars exceeded the 25% capacity, which is a health guideline set by the state. Restaurants, however, are allowed to operate at 50% capacity.

Since Friday, the Houston Fire Department has responded to more than 300 complaints of businesses violating the governor’s executive order, according to Chief Samuel Peña.

Some are concerned by the overpopulated establishments in Houston, including Mayor Sylvester Turner.


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