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A Neighbor Decides To Have A Party. What Do You Do?

A man wears a scarf around his face as a makeshift face mask in Huntington Park. (Chava Sanchez/Laist)
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One of the members of our coronavirus Facebook group ran into a quandary this past weekend.

“What to do about neighbors having parties this weekend?" she asked.

The suggestions were all over the map: Have a conversation about community safety. Call the cops. Don't call the cops! Let it go.

It highlights what's becoming a more common dilemma in this strange new world of the coronavirus pandemic: How do you confront people who are breaking the rules on social distancing?

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It turns out that was also the topic of a conversation on our newsroom's public affairs show AirTalk with Larry Mantle on 89.3 KPCC. People called in about others not wearing masks at stores, not keeping proper distance at the post office and other rule violations and how they handled it — along with what happened next. You can read highlights from that discussion (plus, find out what happened with the weekend party hosts) in our story below.


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