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Roseburg VA dance party shows no social distancing

The problem is there was little to no social distancing present and very few face masks seen.

Posted: Apr 26, 2020 8:27 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2020 10:37 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- An internal video obtained by The Oregonian shows a dance party on Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Roseburg. The problem is there was little to no social distancing present and very few face masks seen.

Several people told KEZI they were horrified when they saw the video, but even more so because of who was leading it.

Director Keith Allen was the leader of the group.

In the video you can see him walking into the office with a boom box blaring "Sweet Caroline."

He is followed by a parade of staff members who were all dancing and joining in on the fun.

One Roseburg resident said he believes something needs to be done.

"People are outraged over it," one Roseburg resident said. "There is no excuse for it. These mandates are put for the public, but it makes us feel like they are above that because he is in the position he is in. I think he needs to be held accountable. I think there needs to be an apology at the very least."

The event was reportedly a morale building exercise and was posted on the hospital's internal intranet.

KEZI has reached out to the VA for comment, but has not heard back yet.

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