WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- The spring break period in the US has started and travelers are going around the country for a vacation.
- The number of travelers skyrocketed by more than a million since the lockdown roughly one year ago today.
- These travelers even break COVID-19 health protocols and curfew, overwhelming local government and health officials.
Now that spring break is here, numerous travelers have flocked US airports this weekend to go to different vacation destinations. This marks the highest number of passengers in more than one year.
According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), about 1.54 million travelers were recorded to have passed through different airports around the states in the past 11 days, which makes a record number since March 15, 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its website’s spring break travel page, have the same concerns before the holidays started, saying, “travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time.”
One of CDC’s guidelines included the avoidance of crowds when traveling, and staying around two arm lengths or six feet from others with whom they did not travel with. They even suggested postponing travels altogether.
Despite the recent spike in cases and the constant reminders of the government agencies, there are still those who violate the health protocols and curfew — leaving local officials of some of the most popular spring break hot spots overwhelmed with lawbreakers.
Just like what happened in Miami Beach, Florida, where law enforcement, including the SWAT team, had to be mobilized to subdue the partying crowds on spring break who were gathering by the thousands. They turned into a serious public threat because aside from refusing to wear face masks, the partygoers also started fighting in the streets and destroying public properties.
Source: Fox Business