Just four hours after the curfew was announced by the mayor, police showed up to disperse the crowd, using pepper balls that caused a stampede.
Miami Beach, Florida's spring break crowds have become increasingly rowdy, leading to violence, arrests, and property damage, local officials report.
It was the second weekend in a row where police used pepper balls on spring breakers in Miami, as the city tries to handle the influx of tourists.
Officials blamed large groups for gathering without masks or social distancing, and in some cases even clashing with police.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said she was "pleading" with Americans to take precautions, such as wearing masks.
"We've got a problem with too many people coming here to let loose," Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said.
Students are being offered $75 bonuses to stay home and avoid spreading COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped group trips to bar-filled beaches in Mexico.
A world-leading health expert has warned that spring breakers could increase the spread of highly-transmissible coronavirus variants across the US.
Miami hotels are seeing 90% occupancy rates during weekends through spring break. However, this year's vacation will look a bit different.
Miami Beach, Florida has implemented stricter safety protocols for the spring break season. This means no more alcohol consumption on the beach.
Insider talked to 5 paediatrician parents about their spring break plans compared to last year’s. Only 1 may fly across the country, a college visit trip she deemed “essential.” Other families are staying close to home, visiting local beaches or starting their gardens. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Spring […]
64 people tested positive for coronavirus after 211 University of Texas students took a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in mid-March. The CDC called for schools contemplating reopening to re-evaluate the risks of dorm life, which has many people living together in close proximity. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday gave the green light for some beaches in northern Florida to reopen, even though the state has continued to see an increase in coronavirus cases. As of Friday, Florida had reported over 24,000 cases and nearly 700 deaths. DeSantis has received backlash for his […]
Forty-four Texas spring breakers who recently vacationed in Cabo have tested positive for the coronavirus, reported The New York Times. On Tuesday, 28 of these spring breakers had already tested positive, according to Tony Plohetski of local station KVUE-TV. They all got on a chartered plane of 70 people to […]
Max Schulman, a junior at Vanderbilt University, contracted the coronavirus while on spring break in Barcelona, Spain. He is now encouraging other spring breakers to start taking the virus seriously. “The major thing that you can be doing to prevent the spread of this is social distancing, not going near […]
COVIDIOT is the latest trending slang term during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Ben Cost for the New York Post. Urban Dictionary defines a COVIDIOT as “someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety.” Other Urban Dictionary entries point to those who don’t follow social distancing, like some […]
Six students at the University of Tampa have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the university said in a statement Sunday. Four students are self-isolating on campus and the other two students are doing so elsewhere. None of the students have been hospitalized, the university said. The University of Tampa […]