New Orleans swingers convention leads to 41 COVID infections
Last month, Naughty N’awlins held its annual multi-day convention for swingers in New Orleans, attempting to create a scaled-down, COVID-safe bubble after more than six months of virtual events. Now, the event organizer says dozens of attendees have tested positive for coronavirus, and city officials have deemed it a “superspreader” event.
In a blog post on Friday, event organizer Bob Hannaford said his team went to “extraordinary measures” to try to ensure the safety of attendees, including speaking with city and state officials, implementing a touchless check-in process, required temperature checks, social distancing, required masks in public, no dance floor, wristbands indicating COVID status, and sanitization. Hannaford said that 50% of attendees tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting they’d already had it.
Hannaford said he believed they were hosting the “safest possible” event.
But the following week, emails started pouring in with …continued .
[Source: CBS News]