An Ohio nightclub has been cited for breaking Covid-19 health rules after hundreds attended an indoor Trey Songz concert on Saturday night.
Aftermath in Columbus received a citation for inappropriate conduct and disorderly activities after the roughly 500 patrons were observed sharing alcoholic beverages and making no attempt to maintain their social distancing, the Ohio Investigation Unit told NBC News in a statement.
The place also did not have physical barriers in place to encourage social distancing and most employees and customers did not wear masks, the statement continued.
“Basically it was just a concert environment,” Eric Wolf, the police commander of the Ohio Investigation Unit, told WCMH, affiliated with NBC News. “If you had taken that event and put it in 2019, it would have been pretty much the same concert, the same event that was going on last night.”
The Ohio Investigative Unit said it referred the case to the Ohio Liquor Control Board, which is responsible for collecting any potential penalties, such as fines and / or suspension or revocation of local liquor permits.
Photos and videos posted inside the nightclub show patrons, most of them without masks, near the stage while singer and rapper Trey Songz performed.
“This Saturday, December 5, Trey Songz will be at the ALL-NEW AFTERNOON !!! Doors open at 6pm, ”the place wrote on Instagram.
Ohio reported more than 484,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Monday.