Four citations were issued this week to UNC students who were found to be in violation of an executive order by Gov. Roy Cooper. The executive order prohibits indoor gatherings of over 10 people.
All citations were given Aug. 24 by the Chapel Hill Police Department, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
On Aug. 13, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger told The Daily Tar Heel in an interview that the Town would start to consider citing people for “egregious behavior.”
According to an email from Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue, two of the citations were associated with the UNC fraternity Phi Delta Theta. The other two were residents of off-campus houses.
The citations are Class 2 misdemeanors, which carry a punishment of fines or a jail sentence. The maximum punishment for repeat offenders is $1,000 fine and a 60 day jail sentence.