NBC News reports:
New Jersey officials are bringing formal charges against a man for throwing a house party — an action in direct contradiction with the state’s order to practice social distancing. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said a 54-year-old man hosted nearly 50 people inside his Ewing Township apartment. Prosecutors are charging the man with two disorderly persons citations.
Ewing police broke up the party after receiving a noise complaint around 1 a.m. Saturday, prosecutors said. The apartment, they said, was approximately 550 square feet, with one bedroom and one bathroom. Wade Jackson, the tenant, told cops he was throwing a “Corona Party,” police said, adding the tenant had “ended the party” after police told him he was in violation of Murphy’s sweeping Executive Order No. 107.
#NEW @GovMurphy announced Saturday that @Ewing_Police shut down an apartment party of 47 people violating his social distancing order amid the novel #coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic in New Jersey.https://t.co/49glM24oHV
— New Jersey News Network (@njnntv) March 28, 2020
Wade Jackson,47,who rents a 550 sq ft apartment in Ewing, near Trenton,was hosting what he called a”Corona Party”close to midnight crammed with a DJ & 47 guests. Someone didn’t like being kept awake&so many people together nearby&tipped cops&Jackson charged @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/8RdllJh4yD
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 28, 2020