Texas and California have urged travelers to reconsider their plans over the spring break amid fears the COVID-19 cases could rise after pictures and videos of college students grabbing the beaches of Florida made the social Media flooded.
During the popular Florida spring break, college students packed the beaches in bikinis, but there were no face masks in sight. The increase in out-of-state visitors forced a popular Fort Lauderdale destination to ban visitors under the age of 23 it in the announcement.
Other popular spring vacation spots, including Los Angeles, California and Galveston Island, Texas, are anticipating a potential surge in visitor numbers in the coming weeks.
The concern remains large as multiple coronavirus variants across the country increase the likelihood of a spike in cases within a state.
According to the LA Times, LA County officials have highlighted the still valid travel advice that visitors should look out for for 10 days upon arrival quarantine yourself.
« Please postpone the trip and continue to help slow the spread so that our recovery journey does not go to the Stoc Barbara Ferrer, LA County Director of Public Health, said in a statement.
According to CBS LA, LAX has seen a « noticeable increase » in travelers as early as the spring break.
In the Meanwhile, Texas businesses are facing massive crowds after Governor Greg Abbott declared a return to normal after lifting all restrictions.
Galveston Island shopkeepers believe it will be important to take some COVID-19 measures ABC 13 reported. « Other than cleaning, guidelines, and mask wear, everything goes as normal, » said Roberts. “And when we see that the place is slowly becoming busy, especially on weekends, we have these numbers in mind, then we just stop at the door and say you have to wait for some other people to leave. «
Galveston has seen up to 300,000 visitors in the past few years, which after a year of lockdown will mean a significant boost for companies.
» We are currently surveying all of our industry partners to get a better feel for this get what they will ask of the visitors. But I think the best way is to bring your mask, ”said Woody. « We want you to get the best out of most of the island, and there will still be a number of places that really encourage this. » The Corpus Christi police have issued warnings that are focus on more traditional spring break concerns than COVID safety: drunk driving, traffic jams, beach litter and fire hazards.
« We want everyone to have a great time on the beach for Spring Break, but we also want to make sure they are safe, « said Captain Trenade Paddock Roberts.
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