March 25, 2020
A few members of the East Williston community chose to promote a block party this past Saturday through social media that flies in the face of all of the CDC recommendations and the Governor’s Executive Orders. This party saw over 500 people jammed into a confined area in East Williston, possibly exposing those residents to the COVID-19 virus. Most party participants were not from Levy County.
Sheriff McCallum stated, “It is unfortunate that some citizens chose to ignore every recommendation of the CDC to help stop the spread of this deadly virus. I was forced to call additional Law Enforcement Officers to disperse the crowd which took over 45 minutes to clear from the area at 3:00 in the morning.”
“I ask the citizens of this community and all citizens of Levy County to avoid these types of gatherings. Follow the CDC guidelines and please help keep Levy County HEALTHY!”