Stillwater Officials Discuss COVID-19 Response After OSU Sorority Virus Outbreak, Video Of Crowded Bar

Monday, August 17th 2020, 7:32 am
By: News 9

Stillwater -

Monday is the first day of classes at Oklahoma State University, but some students say they don't want to attend. 

This comes after a COVID-19 outbreak at a sorority house and videos showing crowds at a Stillwater bar.

Stillwater's Mayor, Will Joyce, is urging everyone to wear masks and take precautions. He also shared the video that now has over 200,000 views.

People said the bar in the video is along Stillwater's Washington Street.

Students like OSU Defensive Back Tre Sterling posted on social media and shared the video. Sterling's tweet said he didn't want to go to class on Monday. 

These videos surfaced after other COVID issues for the university. In the last few days it was announced that 23 members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority tested positive for the virus. Now all the people living in that chapter house are in quarantine.

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Mayor Joyce told everyone on Twitter that the city council would be discussing their COVID response, including a potential ordinance to allow more opportunity for outdoor service by bars. He also said the council will be considering other possible actions through an emergency declaration.

The mayor said city officials are anticipating a rise in cases with school starting, but everyone has a responsibility take precautions.

Stillwater's council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.