Spring Breakers keep partying wth Florida beaches and bars packed with revelers despite fears they could fuel COVID surge

 College students in Florida are making the most of Spring Break by packing the beaches despite fears the partying could lead to a surge in Covid cases.

Crowds of maskless revelers gathered together in their swimsuits to soak up the sun in Fort Lauderdale despite the ongoing pandemic.

Miami is expecting students from 200 colleges to visit in the coming weeks, ignoring the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention telling people not to travel. 

College students in Florida are making the most of Spring Break by packing the beaches despite fears the partying could lead to a surge in Covid cases

College students in Florida are making the most of Spring Break by packing the beaches despite fears the partying could lead to a surge in Covid cases

The young revellers have descended on Florida for spring break with Fort Lauderdale beaches packed with maskless revelers

The young revellers have descended on Florida for spring break with Fort Lauderdale beaches packed with maskless revelers

Crowds of maskless partygoers gathered together in their swimsuits to soak in the sun in Fort Lauderdale despite the ongoing pandemic

Crowds of maskless partygoers gathered together in their swimsuits to soak in the sun in Fort Lauderdale despite the ongoing pandemic

Miami is expecting students from 200 colleges to visit in the coming weeks, ignoring the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention telling people not to travel

Miami is expecting students from 200 colleges to visit in the coming weeks, ignoring the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention telling people not to travel

The Sunshine State is recording more Covid variants than any other state in the country, with 696 cases detected, with Michigan the second worst affected on 563

The Sunshine State is recording more Covid variants than any other state in the country, with 696 cases detected, with Michigan the second worst affected on 563

Experts fear many more variants could be present as Florida's testing rate is far lower than other states

Experts fear many more variants could be present as Florida's testing rate is far lower than other states

The Sunshine State is recording more Covid variants than any other state in the country. It has had 696 reported cases of variants, with Michigan is the second worst affected on 563.

Experts fear many more variants could be present as Florida's testing rate is far lower than other states.


Matthew Wellington, public health campaigns director for the nonprofit U.S. Public Interest Research Group, told The Orlando Sentinel: 'There’s definitely a concern that the spring breakers who are traveling to Florida might bring home more than just the souvenir shot glass this year.

'We know this virus thrives on people traveling.' 

Many are traveling across the country to celebrate the vacation which is normally accompanied by riotous partying and hedonism.

Many are traveling across the country to celebrate the vacation which is normally accompanied by riotous partying and hedonism

Many are traveling across the country to celebrate the vacation which is normally accompanied by riotous partying and hedonism

In the past week alone, Florida has recorded 32,419 new coronavirus infections and 653 deaths

In the past week alone, Florida has recorded 32,419 new coronavirus infections and 653 deaths

While locals say the spring break numbers so far are down on the usual crowds, there are still fears that the influx of students could cause a spike in infections

While locals say the spring break numbers so far are down on the usual crowds, there are still fears that the influx of students could cause a spike in infections

Traffic around the beaches has been busy all week with spring breakers pouring in to the sunny destinations

Traffic around the beaches has been busy all week with spring breakers pouring in to the sunny destinations

Revelers were seen hugging, partying and drinking together on the sand and the local beach bars without social distancing or masks in sight

Revelers were seen hugging, partying and drinking together on the sand and the local beach bars without social distancing or masks in sight

While locals say the spring break numbers so far are down on the usual crowds, there are still fears that the influx of students could cause a spike in infections.

In the past week alone, Florida has recorded 32,419 new coronavirus infections and 653 deaths. 

Cases and deaths have been declining in the Sunshine State but it was the first in the US to record more than 600 cases of the more contagious UK variant, a fifth of the country's total.

Just over 10 per cent of people in Florida have been vaccinated, meaning many could still be vulnerable.

Cases and deaths have been declining in the Sunshine State but it was the first in the US to record more than 600 cases of the more contagious UK variant

Cases and deaths have been declining in the Sunshine State but it was the first in the US to record more than 600 cases of the more contagious UK variant

Maskless police officers have been patrolling the beaches but have not interfered with the large gatherings of students

Maskless police officers have been patrolling the beaches but have not interfered with the large gatherings of students

Nearly 70 colleges and universities in the US have changed schedules to eliminate week-long spring breaks

Nearly 70 colleges and universities in the US have changed schedules to eliminate week-long spring breaks

Some schools giving students a week off are encouraging 'staycations' on campus, but many are ignoring the advice

Some schools giving students a week off are encouraging 'staycations' on campus, but many are ignoring the advice

The CDC said: 'CDC recommends that people not travel at this time, and delay spring break travel until 2022'

The CDC said: 'CDC recommends that people not travel at this time, and delay spring break travel until 2022'

Traffic around the beaches has been busy all week with spring breakers pouring in to the sunny destinations.

Revellers were seen hugging, partying and drinking together on the sand and the local beach bars without social distancing or masks in sight.  

The CDC said: 'CDC recommends that people not travel at this time, and delay spring break travel until 2022.'

It also warned that people who have received a vaccine should still observe the regulations and not travel.

Nearly 70 colleges and universities in the US have changed schedules to eliminate weeklong spring breaks.

Some schools giving students a week off are encouraging 'staycations' on campus, but many are ignoring the advice.   

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