ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A back to school bash for college students has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The party, which was scheduled for Saturday night, would have required students to wear masks and have their temperatures checked upon entry, according to the event’s official website.
Mayor Bo Dorough said it is normal for students to want to get together at the start of the semester, but this is not the right time or place.
“College students want to be with other students. These parties are something that most folks that went to college enjoyed. But clearly, at this time, at this place, it is not appropriate,” said Mayor Dorough.
In a statement, event organizers said, “We decided that it would be best to wait to do an official welcome back party. It’s better to see how things playout for the first few weeks of the semester. We don’t want to mess up our image or the school’s image by trying to do things too early and having something go wrong.”
Although the block party was planned for Albany State University students, school representatives said it was not affiliated with ASU or an official school event.