Just a couple of weeks ago, college Spring Breakers made their way to Florida to bask in the sun and take advantage of the sandy beaches.
The beaches were crowded just like every year but the only difference is Spring Break 2020 was happening in the middle of a pandemic. Eventually, the COVID-19 virus forced the state to shut down beaches after an outcry from the nation about people disregarding social distancing. Not to mention the number of cases that popped up in Florida following Spring Break.
However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is already allowing some of the state’s beaches to reopen on a limited basis. According to reports, beaches in Duval County which houses Jacksonville will be open from 6 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. DeSantis said that counties can reopen beaches at their own discretion but noted that social distancing orders remain in effect. While some may see this as a positive sign to help Floridians with possible cabin fever, there are scores of skeptics that believe DeSantis is putting his state and the rest of the country at risk.