Pullman police officers have issued 10 nuisance party infractions to people hosting parties in the last six days.
The warnings are in response to a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in Pullman in recent weeks, according to Pullman police.
Chief Gary Jenkins said in a prepared statement Wednesday he hopes infractions will help reverse the trend of positive cases.
The majority of the infractions occurred on College Hill. A nuisance party infraction is based on a local ordinance that prohibits anyone hosting or allowing a gathering and permitting activities that endanger the health of others at the party, Pullman police said.
Police are issuing infractions where partygoers are not wearing face masks, not social distancing and gathering in groups of more than 10.
A violation is a civil infraction that carries a $250 fine for a first offense, with a minimum $350 fine for second and subsequent offenses.
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