Twitter Poll: Would you report it if you knew of a party or gathering happening that violates the local health order?

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

For 24 hours, a Twitter poll asked students if they would report a large gathering or party that violates the local health order.

As it stands now, all gatherings larger than 50 people in Riley County must have a permit.

Of the 392 respondents, 40.8 percent said they would report those gatherings “without a doubt,” but 40.1 percent said they would not. The remaining 19.1 percent said they didn’t know what they would do in that situation.

One participant said they would report a gathering or party that exceeded the gathering limit because they want to see Kansas State have fall sports for the marching band to play at. Another said they would report it because they’re concerned about starting an outbreak in the residence halls and the potential that could have to force the university to close down.

On the other hand, one additional respondent to the poll said they would not report a gathering because “I’m not the party police or mask police!”

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My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.