Why Were Florida’s Beaches Even Open To Spring Breakers Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak?
The mayors of popular Florida spring break destinations including Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, and Naples have closed the beaches locally, which were packed with people who were not staying at least six feet apart, over the past week. However, the governor still hasn’t closed all of Florida’s beaches despite ordering the closing of gyms, fitness centers, and banning in-restaurant dining but allowing them to remain open for deliveries. On Tuesday, March 17, DeSantis finally issued guidelines for “no group on a beach more than 10 and you have to have distance apart if you’re going to be out there,” as a statewide order.

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