TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After video began circulating social media of a large Labor Day pool party in Tallahassee, the apartment complex where it happened says they're working to identify all the individuals involved.
Tuesday, ABC 27 obtained video from Twitter user @LillieBrody of a large Labor Day pool party at the Catalyst apartment complex in Tallahassee.
In the video, dozens of people can be seen without masks and without proper social distancing.
When ABC 27 reached out to the apartment complex on West Madison Street, the property's management company, University Communities LLC, confirmed that a Labor Day gathering occurred at the pool area on Monday.
Despite the area being officially closed over the holiday weekend with no access permitted to residents, they say several people vandalized the entrances and made their way to the pool.
"Unidentified individuals vandalized the pool entrance and office entrance to gain access, and the gathering was ultimately ended when security hired by property management required all attendees to leave," the company wrote in a statement sent to ABC 27.
Now, the complex is working to identify everyone involved in the incident and are taking steps to enforce the rules and regulations for the community that are already in place.
They say they will involve law enforcement as needed.
The post also caught the attention of a Florida lawmaker. On Twitter, State Representative Anna Eskamani reached out to local lawmakers calling for action.
You can read the full statement sent to ABC 27 below:
"We have become aware of a Labor Day gathering at the pool area of the Catalyst residential community.
Use of the pool is currently limited to residents only, with a maximum of 25 people at any given time, and only during leasing office operating hours. The pool area was officially closed over the Labor Day holiday weekend, with no access permitted and additional safeguards in place to prohibit access via FOB or otherwise.
Unidentified individuals vandalized the pool entrance and office entrance to gain access, and the gathering was ultimately ended when security hired by property management required all attendees to leave.
Property management is working to identify all individuals involved in the incident and will take all steps necessary to enforce the rules and regulations for the residential community and will involve law enforcement as needed.
Catalyst does have in place a specific set of rules and regulations adopted to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and these rules have been previously communicated to all residents."